LFSA is committed towards advocating and supporting Latina/o faculty, staff and student issues at Fresno State.
Fresno State's Latino community
Students: Latinas/os make up nearly half (43.4 percent) of Fresno State's student enrollment. In Fall 2014, the total headcount of students enrolled was 23,179 with 10,049 Latinos. This qualifies our university as a Hispanic-Serving Institution by the US Department of Education. The HSI designation makes campuses eligible for federal grants and other programs aimed at strengthening Latino student success.
Employees/faculty: As of Fall 2014, Latinos made up 18.9 percent of the university’s 2,245 non-faculty employees. Of 1,361 faculty positions, 11.8 percent are held by Latinos. (Data source: Office of Institutional Effectiveness).
COVER PHOTO: Fresno State President Joseph I. Castro leads the Class of 2013 marking the first time a Latino presided over Commencement in the university's 100-plus years of existence. With him is the California State University representative that year Dr. Hugo Morales, a member of the CSU Board of Trustees from Fresno. Trustee Morales is the founder of Radio Bilingue and as a professor in the Chicano Studies Program during its early years in the 1970s, was a pioneer of the La Raza Faculty and Staff Association that laid the groundwork for LFSA.
(Photo by Cary Edmundson).