Vice President of College Success Message

On behalf of OneFuture Coachella Valley, we are excited to welcome you to our Fourth Annual Pathways to Success (PTS) Student Leadership Conference.  I am pleased to report that the PTS Leadership Conference continues its successful growth and engagement of local students, business, education and civic leaders.  This growth is a testament to the commitment local partners have made to help support college bound students, like you, in reaching your career goals and leadership potential.

The theme of this year’s conference is “Living Your Dream.”  We have recruited some of the Coachella Valley’s most successful leaders to share with you their stories and tips to help you reach your own goals in life.  We encourage you to engage in all of the conference sessions and to push your understanding of what it means to be a leader in the community, college and career field.

In addition, we have recruited PTS scholars and alumni to help design and develop the conference topics and activities.  These activities will provide you the opportunity to meet and network with other Coachella Valley students that will be attending college locally and nationally.  We challenge you to not only get to know peers that will attend your college/university or are in your field of study, but to also meet other students that are on the same trajectory to become the future leaders of the Coachella Valley.

Special thanks go to our sponsors, partners and presenters that are contributing their time and resources to help you reach your goals and dreams.  It is their contributions that make the PTS Leadership Conference possible!  Please take the time to thank them during the conference.

On behalf of our team, we are honored to work with you this year and hope the conference will inspire and motivate you to go beyond your comfort zone and stretch your innate leadership talents.  See you at the conference!


Ernie Rios
Vice President of College Success

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