Honors and Awards

SDSU President Adela de la Torre's Honors and Awards (Selected)

  • 2022 Visionary Awards, Innovation & Economic Opportunity Award, LEAD San Diego
  • 2022 Honorary Doctorate from Tbilisi State University
  • 2021 Eagle Leadership Award, Latino Leaders Network
  • 2021 Cool Woman of 2021, Girl Scouts San Diego
  • 2019 Union of Pan Asian Communities 45th Annual Leadership Award
  • 2016 American Society of Hispanic Economists (ASHE) Academic Achievement Award
  • 2016 CAFÉ de California Executive Board’s Latina Spirit Award
  • 2016 California State Resolution Commendation for exemplary service as a scholar and for history of service to the people of California
  • 2015 Latinos in Information Sciences and Technology Association (LISTA) Latinas of Excellence Award
  • 2013 Sacramento Cultural Hub’s Exceptional Women of Color Award
  • 2012 First Latino Honor Society Established in Illinois in Higher Education, Adela de la Torre Honor Society (ATHS) at Northern Illinois University established in recognition of mentorship work of Latina/o students
  • 2011 Chancellor's Achievement Award for Diversity and Community
  • 2009 ASHE Appreciation Award for excellent service. ASHE is the Board of the American Society of Hispanic Economists
  • 2006 Sigma Xi Distinguished Lecturer Award
  • 2006 Designated Important/Influential by Carmela Castellano, CEO of California Primary Care Association in Hispanic Business Magazine
  • 2006 Finalist, Excellence in Education Award Ceremony, May 23
  • 2005 Recognition for Service as a Member-at-Large of the National Board of Directors for the Girl Scouts, U.S.A.
  • 2001 The Director's Citation for Exemplary Public Service, U.S. Office of Personnel Management, Clinton-Gore Administration