Fireside Charla with SDSU President Adela de la Torre


 September 19, 2019

Bonus Charla: Embracing Conflict & Moving Forward

Episode Summary:

Excited to share a special message delivered live at this year's All-University Convocation—a yearly event when faculty and staff gather to kick off a new academic year with a unified vision.  Enjoy!

Approximate running time: 16:18
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“It is only when we are vulnerable that we are able to trust each other… and humble ourselves to ask for the help we need. And it starts with me and our senior leaders.” -Adela.

"We need to understand that every member of our team also has unique gifts but also a unique set of vulnerabilities. Only when we have a full picture of what we bring to the table, can we have both empathy but also a strategic mindset to ensure we fill the gaps." - Adele

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 James Frazee:

Dr. James P. Frazee is the Chief Academic Technology Officer and Associate Vice President for Instructional Technology at San Diego State University. He has published and presented widely on the subjects of obtaining, managing and leveraging large state and federal educational technology grants, designing faculty professional development programs, strategic technology and campus space planning, and using technology to push curriculum reform. He credits an impressive team of staff and faculty fellows for the steady rise of ITS as an internationally recognized leader and national powerhouse.




Episode references and bonus reading:

SDSU Strategic Planning

Instructional Technology Services