Date(s) - Wednesday, July 8, 2015
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Flamingo Conference Resort and Spa
President Armiñana will talk on the topic of “Higher Education in California”.
Ruben Armiñana became the sixth president of Sonoma State in 1992. Previously he served as Vice President for Finance and Development at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, 1988-1992 and prior to that he served at Tulane University as Vice President/Assistant to the President. In addition, Dr. Armiñana held faculty appointments at both institutions, in Political Science at Pomona and in International Business and Political Science at Tulane.
During his tenure at SSU, he has furthered the academic, instructional and co-curricular programs of the university making SSU one of the most popular campuses in the California State University. Under his leadership, the university has entered into numerous partnerships with donors, businesses and public institutions in the North Bay region.
Dr. Armiñana serves on the boards of North Bay Leadership Council and the Corporation for Education Network Initiatives in California, and is an Associate Member Regional Representative for the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities and has served several terms as a State Representative for the American Association of State Colleges and Universities. He also serves on the Santa Rosa Chamber’s Business Education Leadership Committee.
President Armiñana has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics, Political Science and Spanish and a Master of Arts degree in Latin American Economics and Political Science. He earned his doctorate in Public Administration, International Relations, and Comparative Politics from the University of New Orleans.