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2023 Toward a Shared Vision Awards

The 2023 Toward a Shared Vision Awards recognizes individuals and groups making significant contributions to educational attainment and economic success in the Inland Empire region while embodying GIA’s core values of equity, transformation, collaboration, innovation, and centering students.

Twenty-five nominations for individuals and groups throughout the region were received. GIA assembled a diverse panel of representatives from local education, nonprofits, and community-based organizations who selected 12 honorees across six categories.

The winners are:

For Student-Centered Excellence:

  • Group: Children Deserve Success Program, San Bernardino County Superintendent of Schools
  • Individual: Dr. Tomás D. Morales, President, California State University, San Bernardino

For Excellence in Regional Transformation:

  • Group: Ontario-Montclair Promise Scholars
  • Individual: Assemblymember Sabrina Cervantes, California’s 58th Assembly District

For Equity-Focused Excellence:

  • Group: College Futures Foundation
  • Individual: Dr. Henry D. Shannon, Superintendent/President, Chaffey College

For Excellence in Regional Collaboration

  • Group: Making Hope Happen Foundation
  • Individual: Kim McNulty, Vice President of Regional Strategy, OneFuture Coachella Valley

For Excellence in Innovation

  • Group: Office of Pre-College Programs, California State University, San Bernardino
  • Individual: Dr. Ivan Peña, Dean of Student Services and Counseling, Crafton Hills College

For Excellence in Regional Leadership

  • Individual: Julie Pehkonen, Chair, Inland Empire/Desert Regional Consortium
  • Individual: Dr. Judy D. White, President/Founder, MOSAIC, Retired Superintendent of Schools for Riverside County

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