Welcome From Our DirectorDr. Paz Maya Oliverez

Thank you for visiting the Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) at CSU Dominguez Hills. My name is Dr. Paz Maya Oliverez and I am the Director of EOP. EOP is designed to assist incoming CSUDH freshman with getting a head start on their first semester of college and moving successfully through their freshman year. Navigating your first year at the university can be challenging, especially if you are the first in your family to attend college, so we provide our students with academic advising & support, tutoring, mentoring and other programs that can help you start college on the right track and learn how to navigate the various aspects of college life.

In 1969, Senator John Harmer proposed Senate Bill 1072, which established the Educational Opportunity Program in the state schools to not only ensure equal access to California’s state colleges and universities, but to ensure that students also received the guidance and support they needed to persist to graduation. At this point in time, it is reported that the California State University (CSU) system has graduated more than 400,000 EOP students. I am extremely proud and honored to be a part of the EOP in the CSU system. I hope that you too will decide to participate in our program so that you will be afforded the opportunity to be part of a scholarly community that will provide you with the knowledge and skills that you can rely on during your college career and beyond!

We are very proud of the success our students have had in recent years. Many of these students attribute their success to their participation in EOP. Like our students, I participated in EOP when I started college and I can honestly say that this was the most beneficial experience I had in college. Participating in Summer Bridge courses, being part of a cohort of first-time freshman, and having the opportunity to get connected with peers, staff, and faculty taught me what I needed to know to be successful and made my new college feel like home!

Please look through our entire website to learn more about EOP at CSUDH. If you choose to come to CSU Dominguez Hills, we are committed to your success. Thanks again for visiting our site and we look forward to hearing from you soon!


Dr. Paz Maya Oliverez