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Popular Speaker Alex Montoya at CSUSM on Nov. 4

Passionate. Humorous. Inspiring. Alex Montoya is one of America’s most popular speakers, and he will be at Cal State San Marcos at 6 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 4 as part of the university’s Arts & Lectures series.

Montoya is a TEDx speaker, motivational author and writing coach. He has earned numerous accolades, including a lifetime achievement award from the San Diego Hispanic Chamber. He travels the country speaking on overcoming adversity through education and living inspired from the perspective of an immigrant, disabled man and first-generation college graduate.

He has published six books, authoring five and co-writing one; has carried the Olympic torch; and spoken at Google, NASA, Wells Fargo and Harvard. His company, A-MOtivational Communications, produces inspirational books and talks, and coaches clients in writing and public speaking.

All attendees must purchase or reserve tickets online via the Arts & Lectures website.


What: Overcoming Adversity with Alex Montoya, part of CSUSM’s fall Arts & Lectures series

When: Monday, Nov. 4, 6 p.m.

Where: University Student Union Ballroom on campus

Tickets: Free for CSUSM students; $5 for CSUSM faculty, staff and alumni; $10 for community members

Parking: For driving directions, campus map and parking fees, visit the CSUSM Parking Guide.

Information: Visit the Arts & Lectures website or click here to purchase tickets.


About California State University San Marcos

Building on an innovative 30-year history, California State University San Marcos is a forward-focused institution, dedicated to preparing future leaders, building great communities and solving critical issues. Located on a 306-acre hillside overlooking the City of San Marcos, it is the only public four-year comprehensive university serving North San Diego, Southwest Riverside and South Orange Counties.

The university enrolls more than 16,000 students. With approximately 2,000 employees, the institution is a Great College to Work For® (The Chronicle of Higher Education). As a recipient of the annual HEED Award since 2014—a national honor recognizing U.S. colleges and universities that demonstrate an outstanding commitment to diversity and inclusion—CSUSM is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment.