Educational Opportunity Program

Student Success Stories

Susana Gonzalez

Susana Gonzalez
CSU San Marcos '97
Chief of Staff, City of Long Beach Councilmember Robert Garcia

"As a first-generation and transfer student from a community college, I did not know what to expect in a university setting. EOP created a welcoming environment and a support group of professionals and peer counselors who have become lifelong friends and mentors. EOP has shaped who I am today, empowered me to believe in myself, encouraged me to make a difference for future generations and be proud of the diversity that I bring to the table."

Read personal stories of extraordinary drive, persistence, and commitment, from these CSU students who stand as examples of the success of the CSU Educational Opportunity Program: