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Milton A. Gordon papers (Collection)

Identifier: UA-1/1-MAG

Scope and Contents

The Office of the President is the highest administrative offices for the campus, reporting to the California State University (CSU) Chancellor and Board of Trustees, respectively. As such, the Office of the President records document the overall policies, practices and procedures of the daily operation of the campus, as well as the interaction with other CSU campuses and with the CSU administration. California State University Fullerton Office of the President, Milton A. Gordon (1990-2011) documents his tenure as university president. The records consist of correspondence, daily schedules, manuscripts, meeting minutes, photographs, videos, and newspaper clippings.


  • 1975 - 2011


Biographical / Historical

Dr. Milton A. Gordon became president of California State University, Fullerton in August 1990. He has led CSUF into prominence as one of the nation's largest and most inclusive senior institutions of higher learning. Among Dr. Gordon's accomplishments at Cal State Fullerton are strengthening student recruitment and retention programs; opening a new state-of-the-art science laboratory center; a major library expansion; becoming the first university of the CSU system to install a fiber-optic infrastructure which will improve the use of technology throughout the campus; dedicating new stadiums in the Titan Sports Complex; and forming new partnerships with public and private entities in the community. Dr. Gordon oversaw a university planning process which established missions and goals for the university into the 21st century. Additionally, he was responsible for supporting the California Corporate Board Registry.

Dr. Gordon holds a Ph.D. in mathematics from the Illinois Institute of Technology, an M.A. in mathematics from the University of Detroit, and a B.S. in mathematics and secondary education from Xavier University of Louisiana.

Dr. Gordon's awards include the 1999 Cesár Chavez Community Service Award by the Hispanic Bar Association or Orange County, 1998 Manager of the Year Award by the Orange County Chapter of the Society of Advancement of Management, 1998 Orange County NCAACP Citizens of Distinction Award, 1994 Tree of Life Award from the Jewish National Fund, and Honor Milton A. Gordon Day, September 22, 1992, at Chicago State University.



354 boxes

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Repository Details

Part of the CSUF University Archives & Special Collections Repository

University Archives & Special Collections
Pollak Library South Room 352 (PLS 352)
Fullerton CA 92831-3599 USA
(657) 278-4751