USC Price School of Public Policy

USConnections in Sacramento: Alumni serve as leaders in CA legislature

January 26, 2016

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(From left) Assemblyman Matthew Harper ’97; Janet Lopez, USC executive director of state government relations; Professor Janet Denhardt, director of the USC Price School in Sacramento; and Senator Isadore Hall III EML ’11 (Photo by Brandon Manning)
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From Price staff reports

California State Senator Isadore Hall III recently presented the USC Price School of Public Policy in Sacramento with a Senate Resolution highlighting the “exceptional academic, executive education and policy outreach opportunities that the school has afforded its students and distinguished alumni over the past 45 years.” The presentation was made during a reception at the State Capitol on Jan. 13 hosted by the USC Price School in Sacramento.

Hall, a 2011 graduate of USC Price’s Executive Master of Leadership program, noted that “the USC presence in Sacramento is instrumental in developing and strengthening bonds between the university and California state policymakers to solve the most critical issues facing society today and benefit communities locally and abroad.”

More than 150 students, alumni and USC supporters joined Professor Janet Denhardt, along with Price faculty and staff, at the reception, which served as a celebration of the new year and as an acknowledgement of the numerous alumni and students that currently lead the Golden State as members and staff in the California legislature.

In addition, Assemblyman Matthew Harper, who earned his bachelor of science from Price in 1997, spoke about the value of the USC network and provided examples of how his degree from the university has afforded him valuable opportunities throughout his career. Assemblyman Ed Chau – a fellow USC alum who holds degrees in Computer Science ’84 and Sociology ’97 – also attended the event.

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