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Meet SDSU’s first female, Latina president

Career By Bella Ross and David Santillan1417 views
Meet SDSU’s first female, Latina president

De la Torre’s story may feel familiar to some. She’s from a Mexican-American family. They didn’t have a lot of money, but their family was loving and, as she described, “always extended.”

She said it was in college that she was able to fully own her identity as a Chicana woman. Now, she will be beginning the semester as SDSU’s first female president of color.

This is bound to be a busy first year as president. This semester alone, de la Torre will face the university’s prospective acquisition of the Mission Valley stadium site, the implementation of the Aztec mascot task force’s recommendations and the continued pressures of running an expanding university.

EXCERPT: "The Daily Aztec"

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