The Pat Brown Institute for Public Affairs in partnership with the Center for California Studies at Sacramento State University is hosting the inaugural event of the Speaker’s Lecture Series, at Cal State LA. The series is a way for legislative leadership to engage with students and the broader academic community about critical current issues.
Speaker Anthony Rendon is the 70th Speaker of the California State Assembly, and representing the 63rd Assembly District encompassing the cities of Bell, Cudahy, Hawaiian Gardens, Lakewood, Long Beach, Lynwood, Maywood, Paramount and South Gate. Prior to serving in the Assembly in 2012, Rendon was an educator, non-profit executive director, and environmental activist. He led Plaza de la Raza Child Development Services, Inc. as Executive Director, and served as Interim Executive Director of the California League of Conservation Voters from 2008-2009. Rendon attended Cerritos Community College before earning his Bachelors and Masters of Arts Degrees from California State University, Fullerton. He earned his Ph.D. from the University of California, Riverside and completed post-doctoral work at Boston University. Rendon served as adjunct professor in the Department of Political Science and Criminal Justice at California State University, Fullerton from 2001 – 2008.
“This series is squarely in line with the Center for California Studies’ mission, which is to bridge academia and government in the service of democratic governance in California. This series will facilitate conversations between legislative leadership and the state’s largest university system.” – Center for California Studies
The Pat Brown Institute and Center for California Studies are frequent collaborators. Our most recent partnership was last year’s conference on higher education in California titled, “The Road Ahead for High Ed: Time for a New Master Plan? Or New Model?”