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A 2017 photo posted on The Pride Center’s Facebook page shows staff opening their center in January 2014 at their location on Campanile Drive. (SDSU Pride Center/Facebook)
Over the next decade, our goal is to continue being a countrywide example of what it means to intentionally show up for and evolve with the 2SLGBTIA+ community. Personally, I am eager to see what impacts we will have through our continued partnerships and amazing internal staff.

— Kay Wong, SDSU Pride Center Director , from Decade of Pride: From modest roots to campus pillar

SDSU Impact

President Adela de la Torre during SDSU's Strategic Plan Celebration reported that the university has reached 75% of its strategic goals in less than four years. (SDSU)

Strategic targets surpassed in SDSU's memorable four-year journey

President lauded community engagement, announced $5M gift to Black Resource Center during campus celebration.

SDSU President Adela de la Torre and tribal liaison Jacob Alvarado Waipuk (far right) attended the opening of the Native Resource Center. See footnote for complete list. (Photo: Scott Hargrove)

Strategic Plan Success: Activities result in new centers, resources for students

Since the launch of the strategic plan, many new student centers, scholarships, basic needs efforts and other services have been introduced at SDSU and SDSU Imperial Valley to aid undergraduate and graduate students.

Groundbreaking for Controlled Thermal Resources’ lithium extractor in Imperial Valley on January 26, 2024. (Courtesy of CTR and Darco Productions)

Laying the groundwork for Lithium Valley’s future

An award from the U.S. Economic Development Administration will support the development of the lithium economy in Imperial County and its workforce.

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Solutions

Snapdragon Stadium was designed for a 40% reduction in potable water usage and a 55% reduction in outdoor water usage compared to the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) baseline. (SDSU)

Strategic Plan Success: Driving sustainability for our collective future

Throughout the strategic plan, teams have driven new or expanded efforts to drive sustainability and reduce environmental impacts.

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.

Guillermina Gina Nuñez-Mchiri (left) was joined by elected officials, partners and community members for the groundbreaking ceremony of the SDSU Imperial Valley Sciences and Engineering Laboratories in Brawley, Calif. on Friday, Feb. 9, 2024. (La Monica Everett-Haynes/SDSU)

SDSU breaks ground on Sciences and Engineering Laboratories in Brawley

Set to open in fall 2025, the new state-of-the-art building is one part of SDSU’s commitment to meeting the STEM and both the current and future geothermal energy sector demands of ‘Lithium Valley.’

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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.

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SDSU Voices

Stephanie Hernandez, dressed in a white jacket and red top, smiles for the camera during a photoshop.
They [SDSU professors] taught me that to truly make a difference in the world, we must first take the time to understand people's experiences. This approach and mindset have been invaluable in my career and have enabled me to connect with individuals from diverse backgrounds, cultures, and beliefs.

— Stephanie Hernandez, SDSU alumna ('17), from SDSU alumna empowers change through advocacy and service