Edna Martinez, the new associate vice president and administrator in charge of the CSUSB Palm Desert Campus, is the first Latina to lead the Palm Desert Campus in its 37-year history.
The objective of Hispanic Heritage Month is to provide the CSUSB community students with the chance to explore and become immersed in Hispanic and Latinx culture via different points of reference.
Hispanic Heritage Month, which officially takes place Sept. 15-Oct. 15, gets an early start at CSUSB when the LatinX Center hosts the AfroLatinX Carnival from noon-3 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 12 on Coyote Walk.
CSUSB will honor the culture, accomplishments and heritage of African Americans in the United States in a variety of events throughout the month of February in celebration of Black History Month.
Assemblymember James Ramos honored tribal elders for working to preserve Native American culture such as language, and songs such as the traditional Kaweah bird songs, by teaching them to younger generations of Native Americans.
The university will honor National Hispanic Heritage Month with a number of live and virtual events to celebrate the history, heritage, culture and contributions of Latino Americans.
Many of the monthlong series of events will be virtual as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. However, that is not preventing CSUSB from offering a wide range of programs to celebrate the month.