Armiñana was nominated by the North Bay Leadership Council for his efforts in transforming SSU into a major community asset, through academic achievement and the creation of the Green Music Center designed to be a North Bay magnet for the arts and tourism worldwide.
"Dr. Armiñana remembers where he came from and strives to help others reach their goals, especially the Latino community," said the Council in making the nomination.
"As a member of NBLC, Dr. Armiñana has provided great leadership in our public policy work, ensuring that we prioritized education and developed public/private partnerships to improve our region's ability to produce the workforce of the 21st century."
The annual luncheon brings together Chambers of Commerce and trade groups from across Sonoma County to celebrate and recognize individuals they select to be honored with the Spirit of Sonoma Award.
Those honored at the event are chosen based on their contributions to the economic development and enhancement of the communities in which they live, work, and conduct business through donations of their time and expertise in support of local business and in helping others.
For complete details on the President's honor, visit http://www.northbayleadershipcouncil.org/profiles/dr-ruben-arminana.