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In The Margins

Jan 19, 2023

In this episode, Diverse host David Pluviose sits down with Dr. Tomás D. Morales, president of California State University, San Bernardino.


Listen in as Morales discusses the unique challenges facing first-generation students and his insights on how overwhelmed higher education institutions can make a difference in supporting diverse students.


Stressing that DEI work is still a work in progress, Morales shares his strategic plan to not only help students thrive but aid the success of all faculty and staff as well.



- Morales's journey in higher education leadership

- Unique challenges facing first-generation students in higher education

- The Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Board at CSU, San Bernardino

- Reflecting on Dr. Morales’s goals and plans for the future

- What does CSU, San Bernadino look like post-pandemic?



“Serving first-generation students is an ongoing challenge. We're far from perfect as a university community.”

“Creating these six DEI subcommittees is our attempt to institutionalize diversity, equity, and inclusion and to build a DEI culture into the structure of the university itself, across all departments and divisions."



Dr. Tomás D. Morales, president of California State University, San Bernardino

About the President | Welcome to the President's Office | CSUSB



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