A first resident assistant, he still helps students

Dr. Daljit Singh may be retired from a long teaching career, but he still mentors CSUF students through his scholarship gifts.

A graduate of the class of ’65 (B.A. political science), Dr. Daljit Singh is a true believer in the power of education. Retired from a 43-year teaching career, he still mentors doctoral students and continues his support of Cal State Fullerton that began when he was a student in 1960.

A native of India, Daljit was one of the first international students on campus. He was also one of the first resident assistants at Othrys Hall, which is now part of Hope International University. “It was a successful acculturation experience,” he said. “I have wonderful memories of CSUF.” After graduating from Fullerton, Daljit earned his master’s degree and doctorate in government from Claremont Graduate University in 1970. He also received an M.P.A. degree from Golden Gate University and an LL.M. from the University of Leicester School of Law in England. During his long academic career, Daljit taught at Cal State Los Angeles, which would lead to positions across the United States from Guam to Washington, D.C., and back to California. Still involved in higher education, Daljit had assignments at Cal State Fresno and other institutions.

Since 1999, Daljit has supported Cal State Fullerton through scholarships – including gifts to the Annual Fund, Titan Fund, Guardian Scholars and his preferred choice, the Alumni Association. He is an association board member.

“I received the most fundamental and important education of my life at Cal State Fullerton,” said Daljit. “I want to help students from any discipline.”

For information about giving to the Cal State Fullerton Alumni Association, please contact Dianna Lopez Fisher at 657-278-4733.