Fremont University Chancellor and CEO Dr. Sabrina Kay to be honored by Governor Schwarzenegger at the After-School All Stars Gala on February 18, 2010
Dr. Sabrina Kay, Chancellor and CEO of Fremont University and Chairman of After-School All Stars Los Angeles (“ASAS-LA”), will be honored by Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger at the third annual ASAS-LA Reaching for the Stars Gala on Feb. 18, 2010.
The event will be held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.
“So much opportunity is available when an individual focuses on education,” states Dr. Kay, who has dedicated more than 20 years of her life towards educating others to meet their potential. In this time, Dr. Kay founded California Design College (now the Art Institute of Hollywood) and Fremont University to train a new generation of designers, paralegals, business leaders and healthcare professionals.
Both of her institutions are pioneers in their respective industries. CDC was the one of the first institutions to teach computer-aided fashion design, and utilized technology to improve design accuracy and efficiency. Fremont University uses Professional Action Learning™, a learning methodology developed by Dr. Kay at the University of Pennsylvania to integrate multiple learning styles and content delivery channels. Thousands of alumni from Dr. Kay’s institutions are employed today by southern California businesses.
Beyond her business endeavors, Dr. Kay has served on the ASAS-LA Board of Directors since 2004, and became Chairman in 2006, succeeding Ambassador Frank Baxter. During this time, ASAS-LA has expanded to provide after-school programs for more than 3,000 students at 21 campuses in the greater Los Angeles area. Dr. Kay is also a director of the Career College Association, Los Angeles Sports and Entertainment Commission, California Fashion Association and the Getty House Foundation. Her Sabrina Kay Charitable Foundation supports these and other charitable efforts.
Previously, Dr. Kay served as a Commissioner on the LA City Planning Commission, Director on the Golden State Scholarshare Investment Board, Chairman of the California Association for Private Postsecondary Schools; Chairman of the Independent Coalition of Private Educators Political Action Committee; board member of the Imagine American Foundation; director of LA Inc.; board member of the Weingart Center; Executive Committee member of the USC Alumni Association Board of Governors; accreditation evaluator for the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS); and board member of KAC (Korean American Coalition).
In honor of Dr. Kay’s accomplishments, ASAS-LA will present her with the “Educate” award, given annually to an individual who exemplifies the organization’s mission of providing educational opportunities and helping others achieve their potential. Previous recipients of this award include Bonnie Reiss, University of California Regent, and The Honorable Frank Baxter, former U.S. Ambassador to Uruguay.
Dr. Kay hopes to continue inspiring others to set goals and achieve more than they thought possible. “For my family, a better life was achieved by education, focus, hard work, and the support of great friends and mentors.” She remains involved with these organizations and others to continue breaking down the barriers that prevent individuals from reaching their potential.
About After School All Stars
After-School All-Stars, Los Angeles brings innovative, cutting-edge enrichment programs to middle and high school youth that contribute to reducing drug use, crime and violence; while increasing the safety of students in the after school hours. The organization serves 10,000 students located in at-risk areas throughout LA County. The organization is part of the national After-School All-Stars, which provides after-school programs in 13 cities, serving over 70,000 students.
About Fremont University
Fremont University is a private degree-granting college based in Southern California. The College was founded in 1986 on the principal idea that education is the foundation for growth. In its current Cerritos location since 2007, Fremont offers career-focused degree programs in the fields of business, legal studies, and healthcare. Combining theories on human motivation, learning styles, and thought diversity, Fremont’s instructional methodology, Professional Action Learning™ (PAL) trains students using a variety of instructional techniques designed to improve student engagement and the learning experience. Students can complete an associate degree in approximately 15 months and a bachelor degree in 30 months.