Help CESLAC Honor Reginaldo Francisco Del Valle!
During UCLA’s Centennial year, please join us in honoring the contributions of UCLA’s Latino forefather, Reginaldo Francisco del Valle. Your donation will help us to commission a portrait of Del Valle, to be installed in a prominent place on campus alongside those of other persons who have played a significant role in the university’s history and development. This portrait will be a lasting symbol of the impact Latinos continue to have on research, education, and public service, both on the UCLA campus and throughout the world.
Thank you to those of you who joined us for an in-depth conversation about Reginaldo Francisco Del Valle by Dr. David Hayes-Bautista, presented by The Town & Gown Affiliates of UCLA and the UCLA Latino Alumni Association (ULAA).
Reginaldo Del Valle introduced and guided to fruition legislation establishing and fully funding the Branch State Normal School at Los Angeles, which eventually became UCLA. Without Del Valle’s legislative work, Los Angeles’s first publicly funded institution of higher learning, the State Normal School, would not have been built.