The CSU Board of Trustees will honor a San Diego State University researchers and four other CSU faculty and staff members with Wang Family Excellence Awards at its meeting Tuesday.

The awards are intended to honor a faculty or staff member’s commitment to student excellence and their contributions in their academic field. SDSU researcher Guadalupe Ayala will be honored for her work in adressing obesity, diabetes and asthma among Latinos. Faculty and staff from California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo, Cal State Long Beach, San Jose State University and San Francisco State University will also be honored.

“Student success is at the core of our mission, and these members of the faculty and staff have gone above and beyond by demonstrating an unwavering commitment to transforming the lives of our students,” said CSU Chancellor Timothy P. White

The CSU system established the Wang Family Excellence Award in 1998 thanks to funding from CSU Trustee Emeritus Stanley Wang. Ayala and the other honorees will each receive a $20,000 award as well as being honored. The Board of Trustees will honor the five faculty and staff members at Tuesday’s regularly scheduled board meeting.

–City News Service