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Mildred García, Ed.D.

Title: President, California State University, Dominguez Hills (2007-June 2012)

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Selected Presentations

  • Invited Closing Plenary, “Yes We Can: Reaching Students During the Obama Era,” at the Western Association of Schools and Colleges Academic Resource Conference, April 18, 2009.  
  • Plenary Session “Leadership Development and the Social Contract Imperative,” at the Community College Leadership Program, University of San Diego, March 20, 2009.  
  • Invited Guest Speaker, Professional Development Program Leadership Forum at California State University, Northridge, entitled “Women Leaders in Academia,” March 11, 2009.  
  • Invited Panelist for the CSU Leadership Panel, “Contributions to the Dream: The Impact of EOP in the California State University System,” March 9, 2009.
  • Guest Speaker, “Latinos and Academic Leadership: Is the Tide Starting to Turn?” at the American Association of Hispanics in Higher Education (AAHHE) Annual Conference, March 6, 2009.  
  • Invited Panelist for the Plenary Session, “Presidents’ Panel: Transfer & Success of Latino Students,” at the American Association of Hispanics in Higher Education (AAHHE) Annual Conference, March 6, 2009.  
  • Invited Discussion Leader, “Sitting in the President’s Chair: Educating for Ethical and Social Responsibility,” at the Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U) Annual Meeting, January 23, 2009.  
  • Invited Guest Speaker, Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education (NASPA) Western Regional Conference, November 6, 2008.  
  • Keynote Speaker, Coalition of Urban and Metropolitan Universities (CUMU) “Building Bridges to Regional Stewardship” Annual Conference, Northern Kentucky University & University of Cincinnati, October 19, 2008.  
  • Invited Closing Plenary, “Advancing Diversity Efforts to the Next Level of Coordinated Action,” at the AAC&U’s Diversity, Learning, and Inclusive Excellence conference, October 18, 2008.  
  • Invited Presenter: Protégé-to-President Presentation: Making the Millennium Leadership Initiative Work for You, at the American Association of State Colleges and Universities’ Millennium Leadership Initiative Institute, Washington, DC, June 14, 2008.  
  •  Invited Presentation, President’s Panel “Cultivating Inclusive Excellence on Campus: Engaging Faculty and Senior Leadership,” at the Annual Conference of the National Association of Diversity Officers in Higher Education, February 12, 2008.  
  • Panel Moderator, “Increasing the Number of Latino Faculty and Administrators: What’s Happening at the California State University?” at the Annual Chicano Latino Intersegmental Convocation, San Francisco, November 9, 2007.  
  • Invited Panel Presentation, “Designing State Policy for Adult Learners,” at the Council for Adult and Experiential Learners Annual International Conference, San Francisco, November 9, 2007.  
  • Interactive Session entitled, “Establishing a Comprehensive Framework for Concrete Diversity Outcomes and Institutional Change” at the National Conference on Race and Ethnicity in American Higher Education, May 28, 2007.  
  •  Keynote Speaker, Women’s History Month, and Discussion Participant, the History and Current Relationships of Women Leadership Roles in the United States, Women’s Studies Department, Arizona State University, March 26-27, 2007.  
  •  Invited Guest Speaker at the Annual Meeting of the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education, February 25, 2007.  
  • Invited Closing Plenary, "Access and Diversity in Higher Education: The Role of the Presidential Assistant," at the Annual Conference of the National Association of Presidential Assistants in Higher Education, February 11, 2007.
  • Invited Keynote, Breakfast Address: "Democracy, Diversity, and the Road of the President," at the Annual Conference of the American Association of Colleges and University, January 19, 2007.
  • Invitated Presentation, "Presidents' Roundtable: Education in the 21st Century, at the Inauguration of Karen Gross, President, Southern Vermont College, November 18, 2006.
  • Invited Panel Presentation, "Building New Leadership Models that Strengthen Our Links to a Healthy, Diverse, and Inclusive Higher Education Community," at the Third Summit for Women of Color Administrators in Higher Education, sponsored by the American Council on Education, November 8, 2006.
  • Invited Panel Presentation, "Aligning Institutional Vision with Policymakers' and the Public's Interests," at the TIAA-CREF Institute Annual National Higher Education Leadership Conference, November 2, 2006.
  • Invited Presentation, Facilitator: Pre-Conference Workshop, "Diversity and Learning: A Defining Moment," at the 6th Biennial Diversity and Learning Conference of the American Association of Colleges and Universities, October 19, 2006.
  • Panel Moderator, "Connecting Higher Education to Industry and Marketplace Needs," at the International Economic Development Council (IEDC) Annual Conference, September 18, 2006.
  • Invited Keynote Address, at the University of San Diego, Community College Leadership Development Initiatives Summer Academy, and Panel Presentation entitled, "Looking Ahead: The Future of Community Colleges," August 2-3, 2006.
  • Guest Lecturer, "Seminars in Current Issues: The Multiple Lenses of Diversity in Higher Education," at Iowa State University, July 10-11, 2006.
  • Interactive Session entitled "Now is the Time: Meeting the Challenge for a Diverse Academy," at the Millennium Leadership Institute of the American Association of State Colleges and University (AASC&U), June 26, 2006.
  • Interactive Session entitled "Calling for a Study Exploring Ways to Protect Faculty of Color from Intentional or Unintentional Racism" at the Annual Conference of the American Educational Research Association (AERA), April 10, 2006.
  • Interaction Session entitled "Strategic Planning in Overdrive: How One Institution Went from Not to Hot," at the Society for College and University Planning (SCUP) Conference, March 30, 2006.
  • Invited Presentation, College President's Panel, at the National Latino Education Summit hosted by the Latino Institute, Inc., March 28, 2006.
  • Invited Presentation, President's Panel at the National Conference for Community & Justice - New Jersey (NCCJ-NJ) on Diversity Issues in Higher Education, Montclair State University, November 18, 2005.
  • Invited Presentation, President's Panel and Faculty Session entitled "Recruiting and Retaining Faculty of Color," at the Compact for Faculty Diversity's 2005 Institute on Teaching and Mentoring, sponsored by the Southern Regional Education Board (SREB), October 29, 2005.
  • Keynote Address," What a Difference a Year Makes. . . What a Difference Four Days at MLI Makes," at the Millennium Leadership Insitute (MLI) of the American Association of State Colleges and Universities, June 28, 2005.
  • Panel Presentation, "Institutional Responsibility, Academic Leadership, and People of Color: Can't We All Just Get Along," at the American Council on Education's Center for Advancement of Racial and Ethnic Equity, Fourth Summit for College and University Presidents and Chancellors of Color entitled Responding to Turbulent Times: Developing A Shared Agenda, June 10, 2005.
  • Invited Presentation, "How to Enhance Diversity Issues on College Campuses," at the 18th Annual National Conference on Race & Ethnicity in American Higher Education sponsored by the Southwest Center for Human Relations Studies, Public and Community Services Division, of The Univrsity of Oklahoma, June 2, 2005.
  • Invited Presentation, "Celebrating the Lives of Four Women Who Made a Difference," at the annual Women Who Make a Difference dinner, Arizona State University West, Phoenix, AZ, March 20, 2005.
  • Invited Presentation, "Ensuring Success for Latino Students," at the American Council on Education's 87th Annual Meeting entitled, "Public Good and Private Benefit: What is the Future of the Social Compact," Wahsington D.C., February 14, 2005.
  • Invited Presentation, "Building Leadership Skills Affinity Groups - Managing Diverse Constituencies," at the American Council on Education's CLASSIC Series Conference entitled, Validating Our Strengths: Exercising Leadership Through Participation and Achievement, Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island, November 5, 2004.
  • Invited Presentation, "Professional Identity and the Factors that Enhance or Impede Success," at the American Council on Education, Office of Women in Higher Education, Northeastern RegionalLeadership Forum for Women Administrators, AdvancingWomen's Leadership: Styles, Strategies, and Tools, October 27,2004.
  • Keynote Speaker, "Hispanics: Preserving Our Culture, Expanding Our Horizons,Celebrating Our Successes," at the New York State Hispanic Heritage Month Committee, September 27, 2004.
  • Invited Presentation, "Creating Academic Success: Strategies for Diverse Learners," at the Frederick D. Patterson Research Institute, United Negro College Fund's ConferenceStill Not Equal: Expanding Opportunity in Global Societies, September 26,2004.
  • Guest Speaker, "Education Research and Navigating Academic Markets, "at the AEUIES
    (American Educational Research Association) Postdoctoral Fellows and Mentors Retreat, July 10,2004.
  • Panel Presentation, "Professional Development Assessment and Advice," and "Advancement and Fundraising," at the American Association of State Colleges and Universities, Millennium Leadership Initiative, Preparing the Next Generation of Leaders, June 28-29,2004.
  • Keynote Address, at the Illinois Latino Council on Higher Education, Twelfth Annual Professional and Student Development Conference, "Latino Contributions to Educational Diversity: Past, Present and Future," March 19,2004.
  • Panel Presentation, "The Business of Higher Education: The Impact of For-Profit Colleges on Higher Education," at Baruch College, March 10, 2004.
  • Plenary Panel Presentation, 'Leaming in an Era of Accountability," at the 2003 Annual Conference of the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, December 8, 2003.
  • Diversity Luncheon Speaker, at the 73rd Annual Meeting of the Middle States Association of Collegiate Registrars and Officers of Admission (MSACROA), Making the Grade: Demonstrating Our Excellence, December 3, 2003.
  • Keynote Address, at the American Council on Education Meeting of Chief Academic and Student Affairs Officers of Color, October 21, 2003.
  • Panel Presentation, "Women and Leadership: Profiles in Diversity," at the Westchester
     Center for Training and Development, August 28,2003.
  • Invited Opening Keynote Address, "Taking Advantage of the African-American and Latino Demographic and Political Realities to Create Greater Opportunities for All Minorities in the Academy," at the American Council on Education Third Summit for College and University Presidents of Color, Finding Common Ground: Gathering Collective Wisdom, June 28,2003.
  • IInvited Presentation, "Institutional Change: Academic and Administrative," at the Bryn Mawr's 2003 Higher Education Resource Services (HERS) South Africa Program, April 14, 2003.
  • Guest Speaker, "Building An Enhanced hclusive Community," at the University of Nebraska, Keamey - Assessing Diversity Initiatives, April 4, 2003.
  • Guest Speaker, "Scholarship Leadership, and Excellence in the 21 St Century," at the University of Maryland Academic Achievement Programs 4th Annual National McNair 2003 Scholar and Undergraduate Researchers Conference, March 22, 2003.
  • Invited Presentation, "Building Bridges: Visibility in Traditional Higher Education," at the 2003 Business Education Research of America (BERA) Conference, February 5, 2003.
  • Facilitated Breakfast Roundtables, "Changing Landscape of Higher Education," and "The Aging Faculty Challenges and Opportunities," at the 2002 Accreditation and QualityAssurance (AQA) Annual Conference of the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, December 16 - 17, 2002.
  • Guest Lecturer, "The Practicing Scholar: Administrators utilizing research and data for decision making," at Teacher's College, Columbia University, December 9, 2002.
  • Keynote Speaker, "Latinas and Higher Education," at the Hispanic Women Leaders of Westchester, Inc., Hispanic Heritage Celebration, October 8, 2002.
  • Guest Speaker on La Mega, 97.9 FM hosted by Luis Jimenez, El Vacilon De La Mafiana, September 11,2002.
  • Commencement Speaker, Caribbean University, June 28,2002.
  • Keynote Speaker, "Diversity: The Strength of Our Nation," at Northeastern's University Diversity Ceremony, May 14, 2002
  • .Invited Presentation, "Issues Facing Hispanics Who Are Attempting To Go To College,"  on the WABC-TV television program Tiempo, hosted by Joe Torres, General Assignment Reporter, Eyewitness News Team, May 8,2002.
  • Presentation, "Leadership: Strategizing and Managing One's own Career," at the 2002 Higher Education Resource Services (HERS) South Africa Seminar, April 29, 2002.
  • Panel Presentation, " It's Note Just a Woman's Problem: Studying Patriarchy in the Academy and the Preparation of Higher Education Graduates," and "Career Trajectories: Personal Accounts of Career Paths in Higher Education," at the Association for the Study of Higher Education (ASHE) Conference, November 22, 2002.
  • Keynote Address, "Standardized Expectations or Unexpected Standards ProfessionalAdvancement and the Dilemma for Latino Leaders in the Academy," at the American Council on Education (ACE) Conference, September 26, 2002.
  • Facilitated Breakfast Roundtables, "Emerging Issues for Specialized and SingIe-purpose Institutions," at the 2001 Accreditation and QuaIity Asswance (AQA) Annual Conference of the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, December 4, 2001.
  • Plenary Panel Presentation, "Enhancing the Impact of Higher Education Research: Examining the Linkages between Researchers, Institutional Leaders, and Policy Makers," at the Association for the Study of Higher Education, November 17, 2001.
  • Keynote Address, "Diversity in Collegiate Faculty Strengthens the Nation," at the 2001 Institute on Teaching and Mentoring, October 27, 2001.
  • Keynote Address, Kutztown University, "Achieving Academic Excellence: Debunking the Myths on Recruiting Faculty of Color," September 21, 2001.
  • Keynote Speaker, Brown University - Celebration of Community, April 10, 2001.
  • Keynote Speaker, Eighth Annual Colorado Women of Color in Higher Education Conference, March 22, 2001.
  • Keynote Speaker, "Administrators for the 21St Century Exerting Leadership." National Forum for Black Public Administrators, Phoenix, Arizona. December14, 2000,.
  • Invited Presentation, "Women and Women of Color: Maintaining Body, Soul, and Spirit as You Travel Through to Full Professor." American Association of Higher Education2000 National Conference on Higher Education, Anaheim, California, March 30, 2000.
  • Invited Presentation, "Succeeding in a Comprehensive University." Arizona State University Leadership Academy, Glendale, Arizona, December 3, 1999.
  • Invited Address, "The Changing Face of Public Adrmnistration, Are You Ready?" National Forum for Black Public Administrators, Central Arizona Chapter, Seminar,
    Glendale, Arizona, December 2,1999.
  • Focused Dialogue, "The Preparation of Latina/o Scholars in the New Millennium-An Intergenerational Dialogue." The Association for the Study of Higher Education 24th Annual Conference, San Antonio, Texas, November 18-21, 1999.
  • Presentation, "Assessing Your Campus Diversity Initiatives," American Council on Education, Educating All of One Nation Conference, Albuquerque, New Mexico, October 30, 1999.
  • Invited Presentation, "Consolidated Group Objectives," and facilitator for the Heard Museum Board of Trustees Retreat, Planning into the 21St Century, Litchfield Park, Arizona, October 11-12, 1999.
  • Keynote Address, ''Implementing Creative Solutions: Beyond Legislative Strategies" Keeping our Academic Faculty, University of Minnesota, October 18-20, 1998
  • Panel Presentation, Arizona State University, Preparing Future Faculty Seminar on "Overview of Faculty Roles at the Research I and the Comprehensive University," at theLiberal Axts College, and at the Community College," September 10, 1999.
  • Keynote Address, "Identifying Barriers to Recruiting a Diverse Faculty." Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education Conference, Diversity as A Catalyst for Excellence: Faculty Recruitment Conference, September 22-25, 1998.
  • Invited Presentation with Michael Nettles, "Evaluating Diversity Efforts: How do You Know What You Did?" and moderator of discussion of PBS Film, "Shattering the Silences: Minority Professors Break into the Ivory Tower," Association of American Colleges and Universities, Ann Arbor, April 18-19, 1997.
  • Invited Presentation with Estela Bensimon, "Workshop on the Reflective Teacher, Universidad de Santa Maria, Panama City, Panama, April 4-5, 1997.
  • Keynote Address, "Latinos Changing Our Future," First Annual UndergraduateIGraduate Midwest Latino Conference, Indiana University, Bloomington, April 14, 1996.
  • Keynote Address, "Success after the Doctorate," Woodrow Wilson Fellows Conference, Atlanta. Georgia, June 24, 1995.
  • Panel Presentation, "Changing Courses in Mid-Stream: More Thoughts about Transforming the Curriculum and the Classroom." Rutgers Institute for Research on Women, 13th Annual Conference: Shaping the Vision: Women and Education, May 23,1995.
  • Keynote Address, "Empowering Leaders," LaSalle University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Urban Studies and Community Service Center, Awards Dinner, October 14,1994.
  • Invited Address, "The Diverse Curriculum and Teaching and Learning: Strategies for Success." Conference on Diversity in the Curriculum, Atlanta, Georgia, March 5, 1994.
  • Panel Presentation, "Worth the Effort? Assessing Student Learning Across Post-Secondary Education." Association of American Colleges, Washington, DC, January 22,1994.
  • Panel Presentation, "Non-Teaching Professionals and Academic Administrators: Negotiating Your Career." New Jersey Project Conference, November 12, 1993.
  • Research Presentation, "Diversity and Institutional Systemic Change." Association for the Study of Higher Education, Pittsburgh, November 6, 1993.
  • Keynote Address, "Identifjmg Challenges - Seizing Opportunities." Ronald E. McNair Scholars Program, Pennsylvania State University, August 7, 1993.
  • Panel Presentation, "Architects for Change." American Association for Highw Education, Washington, DC, March 14,1993.
  • Presentation, "The Academic Vice President: Wanted, Women, and People of Color?" American Educational Research Association, Atlanta, April 14, 1993.
  • Research Paper Discussant, "Critical Views on Managing Hard Times in Higher Education." American Educational Research Association, Atlanta, April 14, 1993.
  • Research Paper Discussant, "The Socialization of Women and Minority Faculty." American Educational Research Association, Atlanta, April 15, 1993.
  • Panel Presentation, "Race, Ethnicity, and Gender: What Do the Professional, Research and Social Mirrors Reveal?" Association for the Study of Higher Education, Minneapolis, October 30, 1992.
  • Research Paper Discussant, "Organizational Structure and the Influence of the State:Problems and Possibilities," Association for the Study of Higher Education, Minneapolis, November 1,1992.
  • Panel Presentation, "Leadership as a Collaborative Effort, American Association for Higher Education, Annual Meeting, Chicago, April 6, 1992.
  • Honored Lecturer, Patricia Roberts Harris Lecturer, San Diego State University, February 24 - 26,1992.
  • Focused Dialogue, "The Higher Education Curriculum: Incorporating Different Choices, Different Perspectives," Association for the Study of Higher Education, Annual Meeting, Boston, November 1, 1991.
  • Invited Panel Presentation, "A Commitment to Diversity: The Role of Accrediting Bodies." American Council on Education, Annual Meeting, San Francisco, California, January 16,1991.
  • Distinguished Symposium, "Students in American Higher Education - A Multicultural Population." Association for the Study of Higher Education, Annual Meeting, Portland, Oregon, November 1,1990.
  • Invited Presentation, "Issues Concerning Faculty Involvement and Student Success," Evaluation of Student Learning Conference. Higher Education Coordinating Board and State Board for Community College Education, Seattle, Washington, May 3, 1990.
  • Invited Symposium, "The Hispanic Dilemma in Academic Affairs," New Jersey Educational Opportunity Fund Professional Association Conference, Piscataway, New Jersey, November 30, 1989.
  • Invited Symposium, "Useful Research: Views fiom Practice and Instruction." Association for the Study of Higher Education, National Conference, Atlanta, November 2,1989.
  • Invited Panel Presentation, "Issues for Minorities in Undergraduate and Graduate Studies," National Council of Educational Opportunity Association, San Francisco, September 15,1989.
  • Panel Presentation, "An Equity Audit Model." American Association of University Administrators, National Assembly XVIII, St. Petersburg, June 27, 1989.
  • Research Presentation, "Assessing Minority Student Participation and Achievement in Higher Education," The Association for Institutional Research, Baltimore, Maryland, May 1, 1989.
  • Presentation, "The Montclair State College Model of Institutional Assessment: A One-Year Retrospective." American Association for Higher Education, Chicago, Illinois, April 5, 1989.
  • "The Puerto Rican Experience - Journey fkom the Island to the States." Keynote address at Puerto Rican Heritage Week, Montclair State College, November 19, 1988.
  • "Career Paths - Deanships and Beyond." Women's Advanced Leadership Skills Seminar, American Association of Community and Junior Colleges - 1986.
  • "Hispanics in Higher Education." Borough of Manhattan Community College, Puerto Rican Discovery Day, 1987.

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