Alfred Diaz-Infante to be honored at Party in the Library this Saturday

Publish Date: 
May 9, 2018

Alfred Diaz-Infante to be honored at Party in the Library 2018


SALINAS, Calif. – Hartnell College and the Hartnell College Foundation present the 12th Annual Party in the Library this Saturday, May 12, 2018 at the Hartnell College Library located at 411 Central Avenue, Salinas, CA starting at 5:00 p.m. The theme for 2018 is Thrive!

This is the biggest fundraiser for the College to benefit students and programs.  This year the Party in the Library committee will recognize Alfred Diaz-Infante with the Hartnell College Foundation Leadership Award to recognize his role in making positive changes that affect the entire region.

Diaz-Infante, a Hartnell Alumnus, has been deeply involved with Hartnell and its mission for many years. He is a Salinas native who after attending Hartnell, transferred to Sacramento State University and UC Berkeley. Alfred is the President/CEO of CHISPA (Community Housing Improvement Systems and Planning Association, Inc.); he served as a Hartnell College Foundation board member from 2007-2017 and as President from 2011-2015.

“Alfred’s leadership has been instrumental in securing philanthropic gifts that have launched forward-thinking programs and partnerships that are changing higher education in the Salinas Valley,” shared Vice President of Advancement and Development, Jackie Cruz.

The Hartnell College Foundation is an independent, non-profit corporation organized by community spirited citizens to support and benefit the Hartnell Community College District. Its Board of Directors is comprised of volunteer leaders from the Salinas Valley.

For more information, go to, call 831-755-6810, or email Ashton Clarke at

Hartnell Community College District – established in 1920

The Hartnell CCD serves over 17,000 students annually through its main campus in Salinas, the Alisal Campus in East Salinas, the King City Education Center, and various outreach learning centers throughout the Salinas Valley. Hartnell College, a Hispanic Serving Institution, provides associate degree and certificate programs, workforce-training, courses in basic skills, and prepares students for transfer to four-year colleges and universities. Hartnell College is recognized for its innovative public and private partnerships that support world-class education for STEM, career technical education, fine and performing arts, humanities/social sciences, nursing/healthcare, and athletics. We are proud to be the winners of the 2015 Innovation Award for CSin3 – a Computer Science bachelor’s degree in three years.  We are growing leaders through opportunity, engagement, and achievement. For more about Hartnell CCD, visit                                                      ###