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Mayor Garcetti keynotes CSU Dominguez Hills 2018 commencement, May 19

Willie J. Hagan, who last year announced his retirement as CSUDH’s president, will lead his final commencement ceremonies

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L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti. Ronen Tivony/NurPhoto via Getty Images embed

Attorney David Carothers keynotes the Friday commencement; ceremonies May 18 and 19, 4 p.m., StubHub Center Soccer Stadium located on CSUDH campus

CARSON – Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti and veteran trial attorney Dave Carothers will provide keynote remarks to graduates during the 2018 California State University, Dominguez Hills Commencement ceremonies on May 18 and 19 at 4 p.m. in the StubHub Center Soccer Stadium located on the CSUDH campus.

Nearly 4,000 bachelorette and master candidates are expected to cross the commencement stage over the two days, cheered on by approximately 25,000 family and friends.

Friday, May 18, at 4 p.m.

College of Business Administration and Public Policy; and the College of Health, Human Services, and Nursing. Keynote speaker, David Carothers, partner of the law firm Carothers DiSante & Freudenberger LLP.

Compton Herald | David Carothers

David Carothers, partner of the law firm Carothers DiSante & Freudenberger LLP. Photo: Carothers DiSante & Freudenberger LLP

Carothers, a CSUDH alumnus (1982, B.S., business administration), is an experienced trial attorney who has tried more than 75 cases to verdict in jurisdictions throughout California. His law firm specializes in employment, labor, and immigration law and has offices in San Diego, Los Angeles, Irvine, and San Francisco.

Carothers has been named to the Best Lawyer in America list, San Diego’s Top Attorney lists, and San Diego Super Lawyer list. He earned his bachelor’s degree at CSUDH and his juris doctorate from USC Law Center.

Saturday, May 19, 4 p.m.

College of Arts and Humanities, College of Education, and the College of Natural and Behavioral Sciences. Keynote speaker, L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti.

Garcetti, a fourth-generation Angeleno, is the 42nd Mayor of Los Angeles. He led and won a campaign to pass the boldest local infrastructure initiative in American history, funding a once-in-a-generation expansion of public transportation. Garcetti launched the L.A. College Promise, regarded as the most ambitious higher education access program in the nation — serving more than 4,000 students, many of whom are overcoming poverty and are the first in their families to pursue the dream of higher education.

Compton Herald | Willie J. Hagan

Retiring CSUDH president Willie J. Hagan. Official photo

To confront L.A.’s homelessness crisis, Garcetti is leading a regional alliance committed to getting people off the streets. In 2015, he put more money in workers’ pockets by raising the minimum wage to $15 an hour, and cut business taxes to help drive an economic recovery that has created a record number of jobs in legacy industries like entertainment and aerospace. Garcetti’s government service began on the L.A. City Council, where he spent four terms as Council President before being elected mayor in 2013 and winning re-election in 2017 by the widest margin in L.A. history.

Willie J. Hagan, who announced his retirement as CSUDH’s president in September 2017, will lead the commencement ceremonies for his final time. Hagan’s six years as CSUDH’s 10th president have been marked by substantial growth and commitment to student academic achievement.

The StubHub Center is located at 18400 Avalon Blvd. [MAP] in Carson. Media parking is available at the StubHub Center in parking lot 10. To RSVP, call Paul Browning at (310) 243-2740.

The commencement ceremonies will be broadcast live at http://dhtv.csudh.edu.  For more information, visit www.csudh.edu/commencement.

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