AMCD Statement on Dr. Thomas A. Parham
November 13, 2018
On behalf of the AMCD Executive Council would like to extend our congratulations to AMCDs 17th President Dr. Thomas A. Parham on his appointment as President to California State University, Dominguez Hills (CSUDH)
Dr. Parham assumed this position on July 1, 2018 and becomes the eighth permanent president of CSUDH. Parham succeeds Willie Hagan who retired from the university at the end of the 2017-18 academic year.
Most recently, Dr. Parham has served as vice chancellor for student affairs at University California Irvine (UCI), a role he held since 2011. During his more than 30-year career at UCI he has also served as an adjunct faculty member and held leadership positions including assistant vice chancellor for Counseling and Health Services, Counseling Center director and director of the Career and Life Planning Center. Prior to joining UCI, he served on the faculty at the University of Pennsylvania.
Dr. Parham has authored six books and over 45 journal articles and book chapters and is the past president of the National Association of Black Psychologists. He is also a fellow of the American Counseling Association and the American Psychological Association, a distinguished psychologist in the Association of Black Psychologists, as well as President of the Association for Multicultural Counseling and Development in 1990-1991.
Dr. Parham will be inaugurated the week of February 2-9, 2019 on the campus of CSUDH. I have appointed a planning committee to discuss the best way for AMCD to acknowledge and honor our very own, Dr. Thomas A. Parham on his appointment to President California State University, Dominguez Hills.
Shon D. Smith, Ed.D.
President, AMCD 2018-2019