July 1, 2019
#007 This Is Our Time (Encore Presentation)
By popular demand—and to commemorate Dr. de la Torre’s first anniversary as President of SDSU—we bring you an encore presentation of her heartfelt inaugural speech, where she talks about legacy, vision, leadership, family, and even failure—and the lessons we can apply together as we move into a new chapter of SDSU’s impressive 122-year legacy.
In the words of President de la Torre, "This is our time!"
“Our graduates are the powerhouse artists, entrepreneurs, teachers, scientists, inventors, and elected officials making a difference today in unique ways.” -President de la Torre
“This is just the beginning of a great future. Let’s gift the world the global citizens, ethical innovators, and compassionate leaders who will transform our future.” -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.