Fireside Charla with SDSU President Adela de la Torre


 May 1, 2019

#005 Charla Nine Questions for the Ninth President

Episode Summary:

In this fun episode, inspired by her recent trip to Asia, SDSU student Ethan Garcia chats with the president about fun aspects of the trip and more serious topics like why international relationships are good for SDSU’s stature as a leading global institution, a key pillar in the president’s vision. Fireside Charla starts now!

Approximate running time: 16:40
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“What I think a lot of people are asking for is greater recognition of the excellence which is the hidden gem called San Diego State University.” -President de la Torre

“All of [the alumni] really shared with me how positive their experience was at SDSU and how much they loved SDSU.” -President de la Torre

About Dr. Adela de la Torre

Dr. Adela de la Torre joined San Diego State University in June 2018, as the first woman and Latina president. She brings 30 years of service and leadership roles within institutions of higher education and shares these experiences with open arms. She has two daughters who are both married, a grandson, a husband, and three dogs! Adela discusses the challenges she faced in college, her mentors, her heart-led leadership style, and her vision to help all types of students at SDSU feel confident in their goals.

About Ethan Garcia

Ethan Garcia, Media Production Specialist at Instructional Technology Services and current graduate student in the School of Theatre, Television, and Film at SDSU.