In memoriam: Ronald Lopez Sr., pioneer of the 5Cs’ Chicano Studies Program

Ronald Lopez Sr., who played a key role in creating the 5C program in Chicano/a Latino/a Studies, died in Sacramento March 10. He was 83. Lopez helped establish what was then called the Mexican American Studies Center in 1969, in what would become the second program of its type in the country. He served as the executive director of the center for four years and helped oversee the department’s renaming to Chicano Studies Center.

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