Special Education

CSUN Alumna Dr. Hayes-White: Chair of the California Advisory Commission on Special Education (ACSE)

May 11, 2022


Dr. Havaughnia Hayes-White; proud alumna of California State University, Northridge (‘01, ‘07, ‘09, ‘15) is the first African American person/woman to preside over the California Department of Education (CDE) Advisory Commission on Special Education (ACSE) in the Sacramento boardroom. As of June 2021, Dr. Hayes-White was elected by her peers as the first African American woman to serve in a leadership role as Chair of the Special Education Commission.

The purpose of the Advisory Commission on Special Education (ACSE) is to study and provide assistance and advice to the State Board of Education, the Superintendent of Public Instruction, the Legislature, and the Governor in new or continuing areas of research, program development, and evaluation in special education. ACSE advises the Superintendent of Public Instruction in developing evaluations and reporting on data to the Secretary of Education in the United States Department of Education under Section 1418 of Title 20 of the U.S. Code.

Website: cde.ca.gov/sp/se/as/acse.asp