I want us to work together to produce impressive global citizens, compassionate leaders, and ethical innovators who impact the San Diego Community and the world.


Women and Leadership 

As SDSU’s first female and first Latina president, she doesn’t discount her own influence on students. “We need to create representation that looks like our students,” she says. “I hope my legacy provides a pathway for young women, Latinas and other administrators of color who would like to be in leadership roles in higher education.



Mission Valley

To effectively serve increasing demand for higher education and to support regional economic growth, SDSU must identify opportunities for expansion. However, the campus is landlocked within its 288 acres. The Mission Valley site is the only nearby piece of land capable of addressing San Diego State University’s long-term expansion goals.

innovation at sdsu

Heart research

SDSU Heart Institute Discovery Holds Promise for New Drug Therapy. A rare perfect score on an application for NIH funding extends work on a drug to boost the body’s natural defenses against a heart attack.

The Future of Neuroscience

Dr. Harsimran Baweja uses VR technology in his lab to research rehab science and how cognition influences the quality of movement.

Research in Alaska

San Diego State University biology professor Luke MIller conducts research in Alaska working with scientists from University of California’s Irvine and Santa Cruz campuses to study how climate change affects tide pools and the organisms that live in them. 


What learning looks like

How do we learn to behave in these settings, and what’s happening in our brains when things get a bit awkward? New research out of San Diego State on autism. 

Gut reaction lab

Why do we get that sinking feeling in our stomach when we are nervous? San Diego State University chemistry professor Erica Forsberg is attempting to answer this question by analyzing how the bacteria in our guts communicate with our brains.  

Virtual Teaching and Learning

Instructional Technology Services at San Diego State University is happy to announce their VITaL initiative.