USIU Alumnus and former member of Alliant's Board of Trustees, Dr. Mervyn Dymally dies at age 86

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Dr. Mervyn M. Dymally died yesterday in Los Angeles at age 86. Dymally earned his doctoral degree in human behavior from United States International University (USIU), a legacy institution of Alliant International University. Later, he went on to serve on Alliant’s Board of Trustees from June 2009 to October 2010. The University is deeply saddened by the news, but will be forever grateful for Dr. Dymally’s service and involvement with the university.
 
Among the many achievements of Dr. Dymally’s decades-long career, he was the first foreign-born African-American lawmaker elected to California's State Assembly, first African-American elected to the state Senate and first African-American to serve in a nonpartisan statewide elected office when he won the lieutenant governor's race in 1974.
 
Read more about Dr. Dymally’s long and successful life and career in the LA Times.