The Urban University Response to a Community in Transition: From African American to Hispanic/Latino

  • James E. Lyons, Sr.
Keywords: Metropolitan Universities, Diversity, Community Change


California State University, Dominguez Hills and its surrounding community made a dramatic shift in demography to a much larger proportion of Hispanic/Lation residents in only a few years. The University's sense of its urban mission, diverse student body, and leadership role in the community inspired it to implement strategies to help both the campus and community respond to the challenges of community change.