​Dr. Lettie Ramirez has been honored by Cal State East Bay, as its Outstanding Contributor to Community Engagement for her grant writing and support of local public education. The award honors a faculty member deeply committed to the surrounding community.

The honor recognized her dedication to East Bay neighborhoods and for generating more than $11 million in federal, state and private funding for professional development for teachers. Dr. Ramirez, who has been a member of the Department of Teacher Education at Cal State East Bay since 1994, focuses her research on English language learners, multicultural education and Latinos in higher education.

Dr. Ramirez is a leader in GANAS, East Bay’s program for Latino transfer students. She has co-authored two books and is serving as the vice president of the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education. She is also on the board of the California Association of Bilingual Education.