February 28, 2003

Cal State San Marcos President Named to National Board

Dr. Alexander Gonzalez, president of California State University San Marcos, has been appointed to a one-year term on the board of directors of the American Council on Education (ACE). The appointed was confirmed at the board’s annual meeting, held February 15 to 18 in Washington, D.C.

With more than 1,800 member institutions, ACE is the major coordinating body for higher education in the United States. It seeks to provide leadership and a unifying voice on key higher education issues and to influence public policy through advocacy, research and program initiatives.

Membership in the American Council on Education is open to accredited, degree-granting colleges and universities, and higher education associations located within the United States. ACE speaks as higher education’s voice in matters of public policy in Washington D.C. and throughout the nation.

“I am pleased to have the opportunity to represent the CSU system and Cal State San Marcos on the ACE board,” said Gonzalez. “It is perhaps, the most influential proponent of higher education issues in the nation. I expect to learn a lot, and I pledge to do my best to represent the interests of state-assisted teaching universities in the national discussion.”

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