Dr. Mildred García, president of California State University, Dominguez Hills, was in Washington D.C. at the start of the week to participate in the two-day National Education Summit and Call to Action hosted by the U.S. Department of Education. On Tuesday, she was one of only 10 Hispanic education leaders and students on stage with President Barack Obama as he signed the executive order renewing and revising the 20-year-old White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanic Americans.
The summit brought together administration officials with experts in education and Hispanic community leaders to discuss issues ranging from early childhood learning to higher education. The revised executive order places a high priority on actions meant to expand educational opportunities, improve educational outcomes, and ensure competitiveness in a global economy.
“I was extremely honored to be invited to join President Barack Obama at the White House signing ceremony to renew and expand our country’s commitment to educational excellence for Hispanics,” said García. “It was also a great privilege to represent CSU Dominguez Hills at the national education summit held this week, where we examined how to strengthen public education in the United States.
“Our university has long been a leader in expanding higher education access to Hispanic students and help with student success. To have a seat at the table, at a national level, with other educational experts and Hispanic community leaders is a definite point of pride for Dominguez Hills.”
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