Campus: Sonoma State University -- November 14, 2005
SSU President Ruben Arminana Named One Of Country's Top Hispanic
Leaders By Business Magazine
Sonoma State University President Ruben Arminana has been named one of the 100 most
influential Hispanic leaders in America by "Hispanic Business" magazine.
Arminana joins a select group of top executives and professionals from academia, government,
entertainment, sports and business. The list includes notables such as Los Angeles Mayor
Antonio Villaraigosa, Nils J. Diaz, Chairman of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, and
actor Andy Garcia.
Nominations from readers, website visitors, contributing editors, Writers and magazine
staff determined the annual list of the 100 Most Influential Hispanics, which appeared in
the October edition.
The magazine, which has a circulation of 245,000 and a total audience of more than one
million readers, noted the "steady increase in private investment" at SSU under Arminana's
leadership, as well as SSU's "numerous partnerships with businesses and public institutions
in the San Francisco region."
The magazine also lauds Arminana's institution of the Assured Access Program (which makes
computers available to all students 24 hours a day) and his support for SSU's new master's
degree program in Computer and Engineering Science.
Contact: Jean Wasp, Media Relations Coordinator, (707) 664-2057.
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