Fireside Charla with SDSU President Adela de la Torre

 

 October 16, 2019

#010B - The Daily Aztec Interview

 

Episode Summary:

In this bonus episode, I chat with Devin Whatley, SDSU journalism student and staff writer for The Daily Aztec and respond to his questions about...

  • Why Fireside Charla...
  • Lessons learned from producing a podcast...
  • A day in my life as president...
  • Our strategic planning process...
  • Our envisioned Mission Valley campus...
  • What is it like to raise to the role of president from humble beginnings...

Approximate running time: 18:33
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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.

Devin Whatley

is a sophomore majoring in journalism. He was born and raised in Southeast San Diego. He is a staff writer for The Daily Aztec and writes for Arts & Culture as well as sports. His favorite hobbies are listening to podcasts/music, reading, and writing. He also enjoys attending many SDSU sporting events, especially basketball and football. His future career goals are to pursue a career in journalism as a writer for a national newspaper or news network.