A little more than a year ago, CSU held a ribbon cutting ceremony to mark the opening of the CSU Todos Santos Center. The buildings symbolized a beginning; they represented the foundation for committed CSU engagement in Baja California Sur (BCS). The structures are the ground from which we are creating lasting and meaningful educational opportunities. As we reflect on our first full year of programming and operations, we celebrate all who are breathing LIFE into the CSU Todos Santos Center. The Center is a hub for education and engagement, bringing together students and faculty from many disciplines, BCS school groups and citizens, nonprofit organizations, regional researchers, and government and community leaders.
At our recent year-in-review event with the BCS community, our collaborators spoke in their own words about what it means to work with CSU, and the excitement for what is still to come.
Dr. Carlos Arturo Gómez Sánchez, who was in attendance to represent Héctor Márquez, the Secretary of Public Education, said it well: “This is a great opportunity for the State of Baja California Sur in regard to education. One year looks like a short time, but you can see that things are happening here; something is really growing. The CSU Todos Santos Center is strengthening collaboration within the state in support of education and high quality research. This is a huge opportunity for education and research in Baja California Sur and we are proud for CSU to be here.”
From our ever-growing foundation, we look to what is possible in this next one, five, ten years at the Center. CSU is living the mission of a 21st Century land grant institution, and our team is joining with partners from the United States and Mexico to co-create an important movement – a community of people deeply committed to cultivating generations of global citizens and thriving communities through collaboration, experience, and an exchange of knowledge. Thank you for being a part of our success to this point. We hope you will join us as we work to fulfill this vision.
- Kim Kita, CSU Director of Special Projects and Partnerships