Director of the Faculty Student Mentor Program (FSMP)
Marie Torregrosa has been on-campus twenty-seven years working in programs which facilitate access, retention, and graduation of students. In 2001, she began serving as the Director of the Faculty Student Mentor Program (FSMP). In partnership with College Deans, Associate Deans, and faculty, Marie both designed and implemented FSMP’s current model of services which focuses on providing academic and personal support to students from traditionally low-income communities. In addition, she has presented at regional, national, and international conferences; has overseen scholarships and grants; and has served on numerous committees.
Prior to her current service, Marie worked in the Student Affirmative Action Program and University Outreach Services; she was the Special Assistant to the Assistant Vice President for Educational Equity and Student Retention; and she provided leadership to the Graduate Diversity Programs which included her work as a grant writer for the CSUS McNair Scholars Program. Once granted, Marie worked in collaboration with the current Dean of Graduate Studies on the design, development, and implementation of the program while simultaneously serving as its first Program Coordinator.
Marie, who was born in San Juan, Puerto Rico, holds a bachelor’s degree in Organizational Behavior from the University of San Francisco and a master’s degree in Higher Education Leadership, with additional courses in Public Policy and Administration, from Sac State.
Marie is both bilingual and multicultural, she is also a strong advocate for students and she is committed to social justice. She loves her family and she is very proud of her two grown children, Eric and Erin. Marie enjoys art, travel, movies, her rescued dog Chiqui, and her two cats, Oreo and Coco.