Capital University News, California State University, Sacramento
November 4, 2005
Gonzalez named one of country’s
top Hispanic leaders by magazine
Sacramento State President Alexander Gonzalez has been named one of the 100 most influential Hispanic leaders in America by Hispanic Business magazine.
Gonzalez joins a select group of top executives and professionals
from academia, government, entertainment, sports and business. The list includes
notables such as Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa; Amador Bustos, Chairman
and CEO of Sacramento-based Bustos Media; and actor Andy Garcia.
Nominations from readers, website visitors, contributing editors, writers and magazine staff determined the annual list of the 100 Most Influential Hispanics, which appeared in the October edition.
The magazine, which has a circulation of 245,000 and a total
audience of more than one million readers, cited Gonzalez' "Destination
2010" initiative to transform Sacramento State into a metropolitan university
by increasing student housing, building the new Recreation, Wellness and Events
Center and adding new academic buildings. And it also noted that the president
chairs the board of the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities.
Gonzalez, who became president of Sacramento State in 2003, is a member of the advisory board for the National Survey of Student Engagement and the board of directors for Valley Vision. He holds a doctorate and a master's degree in psychology from UC Santa Cruz. Gonzalez earned his bachelor's degree in history from Pomona College, where he graduated with honors and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa.
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