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California State University Honors Lynn Daucher with the Lifetime Achievement Award

(March 23, 2007) California Department of Aging Director Lynn Daucher was honored this week by the California State University with the “Lifetime Achievement Award” for her work in improving the state’s public education systems. Daucher received the award March 19 during the CSU’s annual Legislative Day luncheon at the Sacramento Convention Center.

Daucher most recently served in the California State Assembly representing the 72nd District as chair of the Committee on Aging and Long Term Care. She was also a member of the Budget Subcommittee on Education and the State Allocation Board.

“Director Daucher has been an active leader in California’s education systems,” said CSU Chancellor Charles B. Reed. “Her role in bettering California’s community college faculty and academic structures, and addressing the state’s K-12 budget challenges is substantial.”

As an Assemblymember, Daucher authored several bills that have improved education in the state. These include a landmark law that provides greater accountability over school district budgets and AB 1425 to give community college school districts more flexibility in hiring faculty that can better teach vocational skills. She has twice been recognized as the California School Boards Associations’ “Outstanding Legislator of the Year.”

“I am grateful that the California State University has honored me with its Lifetime Achievement Award,” said Daucher. “As a school teacher, one quickly discovers that supporting our public colleges is the most important way to ensure California will for decades be able to draw from a rich pool of educated leaders for the public and private sectors.” 

Prior to being elected to the Assembly, Daucher served on the Brea City Council from 1994 to 2000. As a council member, Daucher served on the Orange County Library Board and Sanitation Board of Directors, and was chair of the Waste Management Commission. From 1981 to 1994, she served on the Brea Olinda School Board of Trustees.

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Last Updated: March 23, 2007

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