CSU Dominguez Hills Announces Commencement Speakers

California State University, Dominguez Hills is pleased to announce the speakers for its 2014 Commencement Ceremonies, scheduled to take place over two days, Friday, May 16, and Saturday, May 17, at The StubHub Center Tennis Stadium on the university campus.

Mr. Bob Blair,Chief Administrative Officer, Kaiser Permanente South Bay Medical Center
College of Health, Human Services and Nursing
3 p.m., Fri., May 16

Mr. Dan Beckerman, President and CEO, AEG
College of Business Administration and Public Policy
6:30 p.m., Fri., May 16

Dr. Geraldine Knatz, Executive Director Port of Los Angeles (retired)
Professor of Practice, University of Southern California
College of Natural and Behavioral Sciences
8 a.m., Sat., May 17

The Hon. Yvonne Brathwaite-Burke, Los Angeles County Supervisor (retired)
College of Arts and Humanities, and College of Extended and International Education
11 a.m., Sat., May 17

The Hon. Jamienne S. Studley, Acting Under Secretary, U.S. Department of Education
College of Education
3 p.m., Sat., May 17

Nearly 5,000 undergraduate and graduate students are eligible to participate in commencement this year, representing students who completed their degree in the summer and fall of 2013, and those who completed or expect to complete their degrees during spring or summer 2014. Approximately 3,000 are expected to participate in commencement exercises.

The ceremonies will be broadcast live at http://dhtv.csudh.edu.

For more information, visit www.csudh.edu/commencement.

CSUDH Commencement Speaker Bios

Bob Blair_web



Bob Blair — Bob Blair is the chief administrative officer for the Kaiser Permanente South Bay Medical Center, where he leads operations and provides strategic oversight for the Southern California Permanente Medical Group (SCPMG) providing care to over 200,000 health plan members and their families in the South Bay. Blair began his career at Kaiser Permanente in 1987 and has held positions as an administrative resident at South Bay Medical Center, Kaiser Family Health finance director at Bellflower Medical Center, assistant medical group administrator at Bellflower and Downey, and manager of clinical operations for the SCPMG region. Blair has a master’s degree in health services management from the University of Southern California, Los Angeles (UCLA) and a bachelor’s degree in medical technology with a minor in chemistry from the University of Utah.

Dan- Headshot_web



Dan Beckerman—Dan Beckerman serves as president and chief executive officer for AEG, one of the world’s leading presenters of sports and entertainment programming. In addition to oversight of key AEG divisions such as AEG Facilities, AEG Live, AEG Sports, AEG Global Partnerships, AEG Europe, AEG China, and AEG Digital (including the AXS platform), Berkerman, who reports directly to AEG founder and chairman Phillip Anschultz, oversees long range planning, acquisitions, financial oversight and corporate governance while serving on the six-member committee that constitutes AEG’s Office of the Chairman. Beckerman received his MBA in finance from the UCLA Anderson School, and a bachelor’s degree in economics from UCLA.



Dr. Geraldine Knatz — Geraldine Knatz, Ph.D., served as executive director of the Port of Los Angeles for eight years before retiring in February 2014. While head of North America’s largest container port, she was instrumental in creating and implementing an aggressive Clean Air Plan that cleared the way for major new developments at the West Coast’s largest international trade hub that had ramifications throughout the world. Prior to serving as the head of the Port of L.A., she was managing director of the Port of Long Beach. She is currently professor of practice at USC with a joint appointment in the School of Engineering and School of Public Policy. Knatz holds two degrees from USC, a doctorate in biological science and a master’s in environmental engineering. She earned her bachelor’s in zoology from Rutgers University.

YBB Official Photo 2008


Yvonne Brathwaite-Burke — Yvonne B. Burke became the first African American woman elected to the U.S. Congress from California in 1972, serving until 1978. Prior to her service in Congress, she served three terms in the California Assembly. She went on to serve 17 years on the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors (1979-80 and 1992-2008). In 2014 was appointed by President Barack Obama and confirmed by the Senate to the Board of the National Railroad Passenger Corporation (AMTRAK). She also serves on the Board of Directors of the California Transportation Commission, LA 84 Foundation and Century Housing. Burke earned her Juris Doctor from USC School of Law, and her bachelor’s from UCLA.



Jamienne S. Studley —Jamie Studley was appointed US. Department of Education (DOE) acting under secretary of education in December 2013. Prior to her appointment she served as deputy under secretary of education. Studley was DOE deputy and acting general counsel in the Clinton Administration. She is past president of Skidmore College, former president and CEO of Public Advocates, Inc. and former executive director of the National Association for Law Placement. She has served as board member and treasurer of the American Association of Colleges and Universities and on policy committees of the National Association of Independent Colleges and University. She has a Juris Doctor from Harvard Law School and bachelor’s from Barnard College.


For full bios, visit http://www4.csudh.edu/commencement/ceremony-info/keynote-speakers/i....

Views: 63

Tags: cal, commencement, csu, csudh, dominguez, hills, state


You need to be a member of San Pedro News Pilot to add comments!

Join San Pedro News Pilot

Call (323) 200-9052 to learn more or click here to send an email.

San Pedro Weather

San Pedro News Pilot by email - sign up!

Delivered by FeedBurner

What is the SanPedroNewsPilot.com?

The SanPedroNewsPilot.com is the social network and information outlet for San Pedro.

Want to keep up with the news in San Pedro, become a member.


Membership has its privileges!

• Got news you think everyone should know? Blog it.
• Have a show or attending a benefit? Put it on the calendar.
• Got video of the big game? Embed it.
• Photos of the new storefront or the school play? Upload them.

Latest Activity

Sports Editor
Jamaal Kellen Street posted blog posts
Profile IconCentral San Pedro Neighborhood Council

35th Annual Spirit of San Pedro Holiday Parade Information

 Sunday, December 6th ~ Parade Kicks-off at 1:00 pm LA City Councilman Joe Buscaino Announced as Grand Marshal  The San Pedro Chamber of Commerce is pleased to present the 35th Annual Spirit of San Pedro Holiday Parade.  The parade will take place on Sunday, December 6th at 1:00 pm in downtown San Pedro.  The parade […] See More
Profile IconSan Pedro News Pilot via Facebook

Discovery Lecture Series presented by AltaSea and Cabrillo Marine Aquarium


The Future of Food from the Sea By Dr. Steve Gaines, Bren School of Environmental Science and Management, UC Santa Barbara By the middle of this century, we pr…

FacebookTuesday · Reply
Juliette McAllister posted an event

Discovery Lecture Series presented by AltaSea and Cabrillo Marine Aquarium at Cabrillo Marine Aquarium

December 4, 2015 from 7pm to 9pm
The Future of Food from the Sea By Dr. Steve Gaines, Bren School of Environmental Science and Management, UC Santa Barbara By the middle of this century, we project that global demand for animal protein will double from where it is today. Where will all this food come from? What will be the environmental impacts of such a large growth in demand? The sea has the potential to play a key role by making fisheries more productive and enhancing the development of sustainable aquaculture. The…See More
Juliette McAllister and Bernardo Alps are now friends
Karen Cristy posted a blog post

Hello From GGIW Yoga!

Hello San Pedro Friends,GGIW Yoga, located in Lomita, invites you to check out our 20+ weekly yoga classes. We are a traditional style studio (not hot yoga, not power yoga) offering hatha, flow, restorative, yin & sound, therapeutic, beginning & mat pilates. We even have a Candlelight class Friday night! We…See More
Karen Cristy updated their profile
Jessica Johnson's event was featured

Handmade in South Bay's 3rd Annual Holiday Boutique at Crafted at the Port of Los Angeles

December 5, 2015 from 11am to 6pm
Handmade-only artisans from Southern California, for the best in handmade holiday shopping! Raffle baskets to benefit a local charity, Young Entrepreneurs, Artist Alley, Author Alley, food trucks, and more... all at the wonderful Crafted at the Port of Los Angeles!See More

© 2015   Created by San Pedro News Pilot.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service