Commencement Ceremony 4

Sunday, May 17, 2015 - 8:00am to 11:00am

Oviatt Library Lawn

College of Social and Behavioral Sciences
All students from the Departments of Africana Studies, Anthropology, Geography, History, Psychology, and Urban Studies & Planning

Michael D. Eisner College of Education
Undergraduates from the Department of Deaf Studies

CSUN’s fourth commencement ceremony — for undergraduates receiving a degree in deaf studies from the Eisner College and all students from the departments of Africana studies, anthropology, geography, history, psychology, and urban studies and planning in the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences — will take place at 8 a.m. on Sunday, May 17. During this ceremony, an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters will be bestowed on former Los Angeles County Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky.

Yaroslavsky retired last December after nearly four decades in public office, including five terms as a Los Angeles County supervisor. His district included most of the San Fernando Valley. During his political tenure, Yaroslavsky was a key player on such issues as health care, transportation, judicious municipal growth and development, the environment and civil rights. His passion for the arts and his appreciation for the important role arts play in education are well known.

Seeking to expand arts opportunities in the San Fernando Valley, Yaroslavsky worked closely with CSUN officials in the mid-2000s to develop plans for what is now the Valley Performing Arts Center. Yaroslavsky cemented his commitment to the project by contributing $2 million from his district’s discretionary capital funds for the project in 2007.

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