Thomas A. Parham was appointed president of CSU Dominguez Hills in March 2018. He previously served as vice chancellor for student affairs and an adjunct faculty member at the University of California, Irvine. Prior to these positions, he served as assistant vice chancellor for counseling and health services, Counseling Center director, and director of the Career and Life Planning Center at UCI. Parham has also held an appointment on the faculty at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia.
“It is a privilege to have been elected to serve on the Coalition of Urban and Metropolitan Universities’ Executive Committee on behalf of California State University, Dominguez Hills,” said CSUDH President Thomas A. Parham. “For nearly 60 years, our university has been confronting and successfully addressing the unique and significant challenges that characterize urban neighborhoods in Los Angeles and the Southern California region by cultivating knowledge, dignity, and sustained upward mobility through higher education. We share many of the same values and institutional goals with our fellow coalition members, and I look forward to frequent discussions and sharing of best practices regarding civic engagement.”