Marc Gonzales lived and breathed student government in high school. He told himself that once he came to USD, he’d bypass student government, get involved in other ways and experience different elements of student life.
What he didn’t realize, however, is that serving students is his passion. It’s in his blood, a part of his DNA. So of course, once he arrived at Alcalá Park, he jumped right in and got involved with the Torero Program Board — the event-planning branch of USD’s Associated Students. Gonzales planned concerts, scheduled movie nights and arranged activities off campus. That year, he also made history as the first freshman ever to be appointed as the director of intercultural events — planning events for Diversity Week, including the popular March of the Toreros.
“I help students feel welcome and get involved in things they’re passionate about,” Gonzales says. “I help them find their voice, find their place and make USD their home.”