Spring/Summer SF State Magazine available online

SF State School of Art Director Victor De La Rosa, an alumnus, on the cover of the Spring/Summer 2022 SF State Magazine.

The new issue spotlights School of Art Director Victor De La Rosa, innovative University programs and a slew of amazing alumni

The cover story of the Spring/Summer 2022 issue of SF State Magazine takes an in-depth look at an alumnus who came back to campus as a professor — one who challenged the University to bring more diversity to the classroom. Now director of San Francisco State University’s School of Art, Victor De La Rosa has made it his mission to give students more access to the BIPOC mentors he was looking for as a fledgling young artist.

Other feature stories include profiles of KPIX news anchors (and alumni) Sara Donchey and Ryan Yamamoto; a look at the Inclusion Pilot Project, which gives students with intellectual and developmental disabilities access to lifechanging learning opportunities; and a photo essay capturing the colorful fun at a wacky San Francisco race organized by alumna Stella Lochman.

The online issue also features interviews with Frederick Smith, the University’s associate vice president for Equity & Community Inclusion, and graduate student J Patterson, who was recently honored by the California State University for her advocacy for LGBTQ youth. Another story highlights a program that helps Bay Area businesses lessen their environmental impact (and expenses) by connecting them with engineering students for free efficiency reviews. As always, the Class Notes section is loaded with updates on trailblazing alumni, while the issue closes with a very personal “My SF State Story” column by Bay Area radio legend Stan Bunger (B.A., ’77).

A new feature — exclusive to the magazine website — will offer a candid look at the production of each issue. The inaugural Behind the Scenes introduces readers to cover photographer Benjamin Fanjoy ... who also happens to be a Journalism major at San Francisco State.

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