The next presentation of 210 Connect, a monthly public forum, will feature “From Migrant Farmworker to Ph.D.: The Luz Gonzalez Story.” Gonzalez is the dean of Fresno State’s Visalia Campus. The public is encouraged to attend the free talk, scheduled for 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 14 at the 210 Assembly Room (210 W. Center Ave.) in Visalia.
Growing up in the Cutler-Orosi area, Gonzalez went back to school and earned a bachelor’s degree from Fresno’s West Coast Bible College; a bachelor’s degree, teaching credential and master’s degree from Fresno State; and a doctorate from the University of Arizona. Gonzalez began her career as a bilingual/bicultural elementary teacher in Fresno, and joined the faculty at Fresno State in 1989, eventually becoming dean of the College of Social Sciences.
In 2016, she was named the dean of the Fresno State Visalia Campus, Fresno State’s first satellite campus. Gonzalez’s talk will include the importance of education and opportunity, especially in underserved communities, and the future of higher education in Tulare County. Gonzalez will field questions from the audience after her talk. 210 Connect is sponsored by the Visalia Times-Delta and First Presbyterian Church. Info: 559.739.9010.