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Adonis Galarza-Toledo ’20 is a first-generation college student who served as president of the university’s Associated Students Inc., and currently serves on the Coachella Valley Unified School District Board of Trustees. His role as a trustee is to make sure the community and student voices are heard and taken into account when making decisions.  

As a student, Galarza-Toledo worked tirelessly to ensure CSUSB students had their voices heard. Education was important to him, and seeking his bachelor’s degree in public administration with a minor in Spanish at CSUSB made his dream of becoming a leader in his community a reality. He believes his entire educational career – academically and his involvement in university activities and student associations and ultimately as ASI president – helped prepare him to serve on the Coachella Valley Unified School District and beyond.

CSUSB is celebrating National Hispanic Heritage Month 2021 from Sept. 15 through Oct. 15. The monthlong celebration features a multitude of events at both the San Bernardino and Palm Desert campuses to highlight the accomplishments, heritage and culture of Hispanics and Latinx populations with roots from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean, Central and South America. The objective of Hispanic Heritage Month is to provide students with the chance to explore and become immersed in Hispanic and Latinx culture via different points of reference that will improve their education, socialization and capacity to become mature global citizens.