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Brandon Gamble, director of the SDSU Black Resource Center. (Courtesy of Brandon Gamble)
The complaint after a protest is, “So what do you want?” Well, sometimes everyone needs a space and place and time to think that through, and for Black people — and for those who are supportive of them — Juneteenth provides that opportunity.

— Brandon Gamble, director of the SDSU Black Resource Center, from Juneteenth: Q&A with Brandon Gamble


2024 grad Vanessa Romero poses for photograph at SDSU

Project Rebound a ‘salvation’ in transfer student’s success

Vanessa Romero’s SDSU experience is a story of resilience and family.

Elisa East, director of the SDSU Military and Veterans Program, photographed at San Diego State University.

Combat to campus: Elisa East picked to lead SDSU’s MVP program

Military veteran and alumnus named director of the SDSU Military and Veterans Program

Tara Johnson (second from the right) said the chapter’s current goals are to grow their membership with more recent grads and increase mentoring opportunities for current students.

Q&A: Tara Johnson, the SDSU African American Alumni Chapter president

African American Alumni Chapter President Tara Johnson (‘96) shares that the chapter first started as a group of friends that connected every year at homecoming.

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SDSU Impact

SDSU students pose at a table with their presentation boards detailing their research.

SDSU Engineering achieves ASEE Diversity Silver 2024-26 for DEI effort

From the university level to the San Diego Community and beyond, the college continues to cultivate a culture that celebrates inclusion and supports opportunities for underrepresented groups.

Toni Saia (right) with SDSU colleagues and friends at the Judy Heumann Civil Leadership Award ceremony

Creating space for disabled people to be ‘unapologetically themselves’

Assistant professor Toni Saia earns inaugural Judy Heumann Civil Leadership Award from San Diego disability organization.

Research activity and quality of teaching continues to excel at SDSU, due in large part to investments in faculty development and new infrastructure, to include seed grants and projects like STEM Forward. (SDSU)

Strategic Plan Success: New faculty investments, improved diversity

New research and donor funds are drastically growing the university’s research enterprise and impact at a time when the university is also diversifying its faculty.

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Among the numerous achievements resulting from SDSU's strategic plan, the university introduced several new centers in support of student recruitment, retention, academic success and community building.

Four years, 75% completed – Strategic plan changes the SDSU landscape

Dozens upon dozens of new projects and initiatives have been launched at SDSU through the strategic plan, many of which are directly tied to the growth of university research, new infrastructure and student success.

Linda Lara-Jacobo (left), associate professor of public health, is the first professor at SDSU Imperial Valley to visit Antarctica for a research trip.

SDSU Imperial Valley professor’s environmental justice research takes her to Antarctica

The public health professor was one of the 71 researchers from around the world selected to study leadership in climate change and environmental justice.

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Campus News

Strategic Plan Success: Students receive 99.9% of scholarships – an SDSU record

For the first time, SDSU has distributed nearly every dollar of scholarship funds available to students. The next scholarship application period opens on March 11.

SDSU's Super Sunday outreach aims to empower the futures of African American students

SDSU representatives to bring message of hope and support to faith-based communities for Super Sunday

Decade of Pride: From modest roots to campus pillar

The Pride Center grows from humble beginnings to a crucial campus resource at SDSU.

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Image of Sabrina and Sydney Moreno in their cap gowns walking through the SDSU campus.
I feel like I will always have a special connection with the university. Whenever I am on campus, I feel a sense of pride ... After all, we are Aztecs for life.

— Sabrina Moreno, from Identical blood, DNA, and alma maters