“The future of Democracy will depend on the quality and the character of the men and women that we prepare for public service.”

—Elton Gallegly

The Elton and Janice Gallegly Center for Public Service and Civic Engagement at California Lutheran University is a non-partisan center for students seeking meaningful ways to serve in the government and nonprofit arenas. The Center works in partnership with the University's Master of Public Policy and Administration program and is exploring additional learning opportunities with the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library.

The Center is named in honor of Representative Elton Gallegly and his wife, Janice. Representative Gallegly retired from Congress in 2012 after completing his 13th term of service. He is the longest serving congressional representative in Ventura County history.

With your support, the Gallegly Center will offer students a wide range of learning opportunities at the local, state, and national levels creating a pathway to more public service careers.

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