Cal State was recently named a finalist in the inaugural group of colleges and universities to be honored for promoting Latino student success. As a finalist for the inaugural Seal of Excelencia from the organization Excelencia in Education, which recognizes colleges and universities promoting Latino student success, CSUSB is being acknowledged for its work and achievements with Latino students. CSUSB is one of only 20 institutions from around the country to be honored as a finalist. It joins other California campuses also being considered for the honor including Cal State Channel Islands, Cal State Monterey Bay and San Diego State. According to Excelencia in Education, the goal of the Seal of Excelencia is to accelerate institutional transformation to promote equity and college completion for Latino students. The seal is a voluntary certification with a framework for serving Latino students—not just enrolling them. It not only identifies trendsetting institutions; it helps other institutions that aspire to better serve their students. CSUSB officials noted to be considered for the seal, participating colleges and universities are required to provide a data snapshot of Latinos being served at the institution, details of programs and practices intentionally serving Hispanic students, and leadership strategies committed to accelerating Latino student success. Recipients of the seal will be announced on June 20 at the Excelencia in Education 15-year anniversary celebration to be held in Washington, D.C.