We all like to have someone that has power, which can relate to us. Is this the case with Dr. Mildred Garcia? In all honesty the new president of CSUF is overly qualified, but is the compensation just. Many of the articles that were published in the Daily Titan are not really throwing blows at the new president, but essentially spreading the word about negative issues that can arise from the tremendous amount of cash that she will make. This has already been an issue with individuals within the CSU Board, but does this have to be the case with our new president?

"All Hail"

Below are listed our new fearless leaders credentials:

Academic Experience

President, California State University, Dominguez Hills, 2007 to date.

President, Berkeley College of New York and New Jersey, 2001-07.

Vice Provost for Academic Personnel, Arizona State University, 1997-2001.

Associate Vice Provost for Academic Affairs, Arizona State University, 1997-2000.

Professor, Social and Behavioral Sciences, Arizona State University, 2000-01.

Associate Professor, Arizona State University, 1997-2000.

Associate Director and Research Faculty Member, Hispanic Research Center, Arizona State University, 1997-2001.

Assistant Vice President for Academic Affairs, Montclair State University, 1988-96.

Executive Assistant to the Vice President for Academic Affairs, Montclair State University, 1986-88.

Faculty Member, School of Professional Studies, Montclair State University, 1987-96.

Dean of Students, Hostos Community College, City University of New York, 1979-86.

Executive Assistant to the President, Hostos Community College, City University of New York, 1979-80.

Instructor, LaGuardia Community College, City University of New York, 1974-79.

Education

Ed.D., Higher Education Administration, Columbia University-Teachers College
M.A., Higher Education Administration, Columbia University-Teachers College
M.A., Business Education/Higher Education, New York University
B.S., Business Education, Bernard M. Baruch College
A.A.S., Business, New York City Community College

From the looks of it this Latina is well qualified, and ready to unleash change on our campus. The only negative thing that I can conjure is the ridiculous amount of money she will be making. Then again many of these individuals work to reach this position of saying what flies and who swims with the fishes. Nevertheless, something I would like to know is whether she got to where she is on pure merit. The reason I bring this up is because what if we have other individuals who are more qualified and would do the job at a fraction of the price. In essence our new president seems like a decent person, but then again not many decent people would try to have tax payers cover their $12,000 housing and car allowance. Unfortunately, at the moment all we can do is wait and see what happens, and see if our tuition even changes.

So for the moment gente drink a coke, and try to be happy!!!!!

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Professor for Cal State Fullerton's Barrio Studies class for Fall 2011 semester

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