Richard “Cheech” Marin was awarded the President’s Medal for his accomplishments as an actor, author of children’s books and a preeminent collector of Chicano art and the recently opened Cheech Marin Center for Chicano Art and Culture.
Cal State San Bernardino is the only California State University campus recognized in the rankings, and one of only five universities in California to make the list.
The Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education magazine ranking looks at institutions that not only enroll the highest number of Hispanic/Latino students, but also the proportion of these students on a campus.
U.S. Education Secretary Miguel Cardona spoke at the sixth and final White House Initiative Latino Regional Economic Summit at CSUSB, attended by more than 300 local officials, educators, business leaders and community members.
Marin will be presented the President’s Medal at the President’s Dinner on Nov. 30, at the Mission Inn in Riverside.
The summit, which will be attended by U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona, is the sixth in a series of in-person events across the country designed to highlight the Biden-Harris Administration’s commitment to advancing equity and economic empowerment and to connect local Latino community members directly with federal leaders and resources.
The Strategic Plan is the blueprint that serves to define Cal State San Bernardino, its mission and its future.
The renaming of the college is in honor of the contributions of James and Judy Watson, longtime supporters of CSUSB, and their transformative gift of $8.4 million to support student scholarships and programs, the work of the Watson & Associates Literacy Center and a Dean’s Endowment Fund.
The college is being renamed in honor of James R. Watson and Judy Rodriguez Watson, longtime friends of the university and its College of Education. The ceremony is set for 11:30 a.m.