CSU Grad Rates Initiative college fair in Spanish Oct. 14
features West Hills College Lemoore alumnus social media star
One Graduation Initiative 2025 measure by California State University to help eliminate equity gaps in college readiness is its Feria de Educación, college fairs to assist primarily Spanish-speaking parents and their students access resources and information to prepare for college success.
Each year, tens of thousands of students and families across California participate in two ferias that are held throughout the state including at Fresno State on Sat. Oct. 14 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. (Sacramento State is the other feria host campus).
Co-sponsored by the Fresno State Outreach and Special Programs, UnivisionFresno with the CSU and other community organizations and agencies, the family-oriented Fresno State Feria de Educación features a resource fair and workshops in Spanish as well as entertainment and food trucks.
Dr. Saúl Jiménez-Sandoval, president of Fresno State and a Central Valley Higher Education Consortium Board of Directors member, welcomes Feria participants with a bilingual message and participates in the event’s Reading Garden where children hear local community leaders read to them in the Kids Zone.
Famed Mexican singer Beatriz Adriana will attend and be honored as the Feria’s 2023 Embajadora de Educacíon.
Also participating will be an alumnus of a CVHEC member college, Leo Gonzalez who graduated from West Hills College Lemoore in June and has gained fame as a social media influencer on Tik Tok. He will be presented the “Orgullo del Valle” award and acknowledged by President Jiménez-Sandoval and West Hills Lemoore President James Preston.
Info: Martina Granados, OSP senior director, at 559.278.5374 or firstname.lastname@example.org. She serves as co-chair of the event with Lupita Lomeli, Univision Fresno anchor.