Mitch Maki's Appointment

February 7, 2002





Margie Yu
Public Affairs Spec.
(323) 343-3047


of Events

Associate Dean Named for Cal State L.A.'s
Health and Human Services

Los Angeles, California – Monterey Park resident Mitchell Maki has been appointed to the position of Associate Dean of the College of Health and Human Services at California State University, Los Angeles, effective fall 2001.

In this capacity, Maki’s primary role is to provide effective and ongoing leadership in enrollment management, student advisement, curriculum development, student affairs, organizational advocacy, and technical assistance and support to the faculty, staff, and students of the College.

Prior to coming to Cal State L.A., Maki was assistant professor in the Department of Social Welfare at University of California, Los Angeles. Previous to that, he worked for the Department of Public Social Services for Riverside County, El Centro Human Services in Los Angeles, and Daniel Freeman Marina Hospital.

A licensed clinical social worker, Maki earned his Bachelor of Science in Public Affairs, Master of Social Work, and Ph.D. in social work from the University of Southern California. His professional affiliations include the National Association of Social Workers, Asian Pacific Social Work Council, Asian American Social Work Educators, and the Asian American Drug Abuse Program in Los Angeles. He currently serves on the California Civil Liberties Education Project advisory board.

Maki has published many articles and made frequent presentations on such topics as mental health, social work practice, cross-cultural awareness, public policy, gerontology, and crisis intervention. For four years, his column, “Through The Fire,” was published in The Rafu Shimpo daily newspaper. In 1999, he coauthored an award-winning book, Achieving the Impossible Dream: How Japanese Americans Obtained Redress (University of Illinois Press). The book received a 2000 Gustavus Myers Outstanding Book Award and was nominated for the Association of Asian American Studies Book Award 2001.

Maki received the Pacific Southwest District’s 2001 Japanese Americans Citizens League Community Service Award, and was nominated by the UCLA Department of Social Welfare for the 1999 UCLA Distinguished Teaching Award. A $50,000 federal grant he received in 1997 supported a research conference that studied historical factors contributing to the passage of the Civil Liberties Act of 1988.


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