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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