Bronx 50th logoHostos Community College is proud to announce that Professor Hector Soto of the Behavioral and Social Sciences Department has been selected as one of the 50 Most Influential People in the Bronx by the publication City & State.

As a respected educator at Hostos, Soto is a Professor of Law and Public Policy for the college.  His career also includes more than 30 years of work as an activist, community organizer and civil rights lawyer.

Soto is extremely engaged with the community, and challenges Hostos students to share their opinion and voices on issues and topics that directly affect them and their future. 

Recently, Professor Soto coordinated an interactive “Text, Talk, Vote” (TTV) event, ahead of the 2016 general election, to inform students of the importance of voting and engage them in the political process. He also serves as the Faculty Advisor to the student Law and Social Justice Club, one of the more active club’s in the college.

“Recognition has never been my objective,” stated Professor Soto.  “Making positive change for social justice, and teaching others how to be agents of positive change, is and always will be my focus,” stated Professor Soto.

For the full list of recipients, click here.

About Hostos Community College
Eugenio María de Hostos Community College is an educational agent for change that has been transforming and improving the quality of life in the South Bronx and neighboring communities for nearly half a century. Since 1968, Hostos has been a gateway to intellectual growth and socioeconomic mobility, as well as a point of departure for lifelong learning, success in professional careers, and transfer to advanced higher education programs.

Hostos offers 28 associate degree programs and two certificate programs that facilitate easy transfer to The City University of New York’s (CUNY) four-year colleges or baccalaureate studies at other institutions. The College has an award-winning Division of Continuing Education & Workforce Development that offers professional development courses and certificate-bearing workforce training programs. Hostos is part of CUNY, the nation’s leading urban public university, which serves more than 500,000 students at 24 colleges.