As a former member of the California State University Board of Trustees, attorney Melinda Guzman recognizes that the increasing role of Hispanics in higher educationand business will help the economy.
“It is critical to California’s economy and to the nation’s economy that we educate Latinos so that we can have a growing and thriving economy,” said Ms. Guzman, CEO of Melinda Guzman Professional Corp. “If we don’t, we have failed ourselves and our state as a nation.”
Having served as a trustee of the California State University system for eight years and as a former member of the Board of Governors of the California Community Colleges, Ms. Guzman understands the value of education.
With pressure building on California to attract college graduates from out of state in order to maintain economic growth, Ms. Guzman said, the solution is to graduate Hispanics from high school and send them to college. Better early education in math and reading will only help increase the number of students, she said.