“My own career path and success would have never been possible without California’s public education system. As I join SDSU, my priority is to help foster a culture that thrives at every level. I want us to work together to produce impressive global citizens, compassionate leaders, and ethical innovators that benefit the San Diego Community and the world at large.” 


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.