"Yesterday hundreds of community leaders and members celebrated the investiture of California State University Dominguez Hill’s newest President Dr. Thomas A. Parham This symbolic academic ceremony formally installs Dr. Parham as CSUDH’s 11th president.
Thomas A. Parham, Ph.D. is a family man who resides in the Southern California area with his wife, Davida. Dr. Parham is the 11th president of California State University, Dominguez Hills (CSUDH), a highly diverse, metropolitan university primarily serving the South Central and South Bay areas of Los Angeles County. Established in 1960, CSUDH is one of the 23 campuses that comprise the California State University system, the largest system of public higher education in the nation.
Dr. Parham previously served as vice chancellor for student affairs and an adjunct faculty member at the University of California, Irvine, where he had been since 1985. Prior to his role as vice chancellor, 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. Early in his career, Dr. Parham also held an appointment on the faculty at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia.
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“Dr. P.,” as he is affectionately known, is a licensed psychologist with more than 35 years as a scholar and practitioner. He has sustained a research focus in the area of psychological nigrescence, specifically on identity development, African psychology, and multicultural counseling.
(From left to right: Thomas W. Dortch, Jr. - Chairman, 100 Black Men of America, Dr. Thomas A Parham, Davida Parham, Mark Reed - President, 100 Black Men of Orange County.)
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