Cal State San Bernardino

Alumni Focus

  • CSUSB alumna Cheryl Marshall appointed chancellor of Orange County college district
    Dr. Cheryl Marshall, a graduate of Cal State San Bernardino, is the new chancellor of the North Orange County Community College District. Marshall has served as president of Crafton Hills College for the past four years. Her academic credentials include a doctorate in education from the University of Southern California, a master of arts in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from CSUSB, and a bachelor of science in Psychology with a minor in Biology, from Memphis State University (now the University of Memphis). Read the complete article.

  • CSUSB graduate and SB Councilwoman Virginia Marquez named Woman of the Year
    Alumna, Assembly member Cheryl R. Brown (D-San Bernardino) honored San Bernardino City Councilwoman and CSBS alumna Virginia Marquez, for her outstanding efforts to combat homelessness and to help victims of the Dec. 2 tragedy in San Bernardino.

    “I’m very proud to announce that Councilwoman Virginia Marquez is the 2016 Woman of the Year for the 47th Assembly District,” said Brown, who honored Marquez during the March 14 Assembly session “for her commitment to the families that suffered during the recent December 2 tragedy in San Bernardino. On the day of the attack, Councilwoman Marquez and city staff were instrumental in coordinating disaster relief efforts at the Rudy Hernández Community Center to provide resources, encouragement and prayers to the families of the victims.

    Marquez efforts to address homelessness included co-authoring the Homeless Action Plan, which offers emergency housing services for the homeless of San Bernardino. Although, met with considerable criticism and opposition, Marquez remained dogged in her pursuit. She “continued her lobbying efforts and ultimately secured $600,000 in Housing and Urban Development (HUD) funds to construct the Homeless Access Center in San Bernardino. Her efforts have made a difference in our city,” Brown said.

    Marquez, born and raised in San Bernardino, has a bachelor’s degree in sociology from CSUSB. She was elected to represent San Bernardino’s First Ward on Nov. 4, 2009, and re-elected in 2013. During her tenure, she has been appointed Mayor Pro Tempore twice, and serves on the following council committees: Inland Valley Development Agency, San Bernardino International Airport Authority, Community Development Block Grant Committee and the Education Bridge Committee. She is also chair of the Hometown Heroes Military Banner Committee, which she formed with former Councilmember Rikke Van Johnson. Since its inception, she has recognized 64 veterans for their service to our country. Recently, she led a partnership with the Center for Employment Opportunities, which was adopted by the council to augment right-of-way cleanup efforts. She also played an integral part in establishing the Quality of Life Team, which focuses on fighting blight throughout the city.

    She is a member of the California Correctional Peace Officers Association, Parole Agents Associations of California, California Narcotics Officers Association, Women’s Club of San Bernardino and Native Sons of The Golden West. She is also a member of Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church. Please select here to read the original article.