Alumni featured on the banners lining campus walkways returned to their alma mater on November 17 to see their banners, connect with students, and attend a special reception in their honor.
Nearly a dozen alumni participated in I’m A Toro Industry Panels. The five panels were organized by college, allowing the alumni panelist to speak to current students with similar majors and career aspirations about their profession and time at CSUDH.
College of Business Administration & Public Policy
- Michael Rouse-Â Retired VP of Diversity, Philanthropy & Community Affairs President, Toyota U.S.A. Foundation
- Linda DeYampert – Manager, Scheduling Operations, NFL Network
- Jacqueline Seabrooks – Chief of Police, City of Santa Monica
College of Arts & Humanities
- Dominique Braud – Co-Producer, 20th Century Fox TV
- Joe Herrera – Corporate Vice President, Human Resources, AEG
- Sofia Pop â€“ Assignment Editor, Telemundo 52
College of Natural & Behavioral Sciences
- Victor Rodriguez – Clinical Associate Professor of Surgery, Oregon Health & Science University
- Rose Mary Diaz – Optics Engineer, Jet Propulsion Laboratory
- John Tracy – Retired Chief Technology Officer-Senior Vice President, The Boeing Company
College of Health Human Services & Nursing
- Daniel Rodriguez- Pediatric Occupational Therapist, Los Angeles Unified School District
College of Education
- Carlos Montes – Principal, LA Jordan High School
- Janet Andrade – Project Lead the Way California Teacher of the Year, Bud Carson Middle School
- Cuauhtemoc Avila – Superintendent, Rialto Unified School District
- Susan Chavez â€“ English Immersion Teacher, Lynwood Unified Teacher of the Year, Thurgood Marshall Elementary School
That evening, the alumni panelists and nearly a dozen more attended a recognition reception with President Willie J. Hagan and his administration.
The Division of University Advancement created the â€œIâ€™m a Toroâ€ outdoor banners to demonstrate to public the depth of successful alumni from Cal State Dominguez Hills, and inspire current students to visualize their potential. The first 50 banners went up on campus walkways at the start of the fall semester. Additional banners are slated to go up in the spring.