Sylvia Mendoza

Sylvia Mendoza is an award-winning journalist recognized as one of "50 Voices of the Future in Journalism" and "1 of 25 Influential Latina Leaders" invited to a United Nations' Commission on the Status of Women" forum. She is the author of The Book of Latina Women: 150 Vidas of Passion, Strength and Success and Sonia Sotomayor: A Biography. Her latest essay appears in the academic anthology, Label Me Latina/o.

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Administration January 2024 Premium

The Alliance of Hispanic Serving Research Universities: A Collaborative Vision

The Alliance of Hispanic Serving Research Universities (HSRU) aims to address the underrepresentation of Latino doctoral graduates by doubling their enrollment at R1 universities and increasing the Hispanic professoriate by 20% by 2030. The alliance focuses on collaboration, networking, and creating opportunities to enhance Hispanic student success in research and academia. The initiative involves partnerships with government agencies, foundations, and private sector grants to develop new models and projects. The HSRU also promotes best practices among its member institutions to share knowledge and open doors to opportunities for talented students from diverse backgrounds.

Administration June 2023 Premium

San Diego State President Adela de la Torre

San Diego State University, led by its first female and Latina president appointed in 2018, is committed to inclusivity, equity, fairness, and diversity, qualities revealed by creating systemic change and building new support systems for students and communities across the state.