Education-State University Administration
Dr. de la Torre is President of San Diego State University.
She is the ninth permanent president of SDSU and the first woman to serve in that role. She brings with her 30 years of service in leadership roles within institutions of higher education, including the California State University system, the University of Arizona, and the University of California, Davis, where she served as the vice chancellor for Student Affairs and Campus Diversity– an area in which she is a national leader.
Dr. de la Torre’s grandparents immigrated to the Central Valley from Mexico. She grew up in the Bay Area, where her grandmother and mother taught her important cultural traditions – the importance of family, the value of hard work and the power of education. Her mother went to Modesto Community College and UC-Berkeley and was a public school teacher for 40 years. She earned her bachelor’s degree in the political economy of natural resources from UC-Berkeley. Her master’s degree and Ph.D. in agricultural and resource economics are also from UC-Berkeley.
She and husband, Stephen Bartlett, are enjoying life in San Diego and all it has to offer.
Patti Roscoe, Joyce Gattas and Nikki Clay were her sponsors.