The Center for Latino Policy Research was founded on the University of California, Berkeley, campus in 1989, a second iteration of the Chicana/o Latino Policy Report.  In 1991, the CLPR became a campus “component unit of the UC Committee on Latino Research (UCCLR) , a UC multi-campus research initiative created in 1987 as a response to California Concurrent Resolution 43 that urged the university to develop ‘a focused and coordinated capacity to conduct research, provide instruction, and develop resources that specifically address concerns related to the state’s Latino population” (1989-1999 Summary Activity Report of the Center for Latino Policy Research (CLPR), Institute for the Study of Social Change, February 7, 2000, Section I). From rented space on Bowditch Street to the third floor of its present location, on December 2, 2015, then-Chancellor Dirks and then-Executive Vice Chanellor and Provost Claude Steele, granted all of Shorb House to the CLPR for an expanded research center, in response to the request of then-Chair of the CLPR, Professor Patricia Baquedano-López, ISSI Director Professor Martín Sánchez-Jankowski, and professors David Montejano and Kurt Organista.  From that time, and throughout 2016-17, a cluster of faculty came together in a year-long process that included one-on-one interviews, meetings, and a retreat, to discuss their individual and collective vision for an expanded faculty research center.  Among other goals, the faculty expressed the desire to broaden the scope of the CLPR’s research agenda and in this way “inspire and empower people in their pursuit of knowledge about Latino life;” “advance knowledge with the engagement of students, fellows, researchers, and community partners;” and “to serve policy makers, business leaders, philanthropists, non-profits, and other stakeholders in search of groundbreaking information about the Latino community” (“CLPR Current Programs and Structure,” CLPR Advisory Board meeting document, 6/06/2017, p. 2).  Continuing this process, in the spring of 2018, the Faculty Advisory Board moved to change the name of the CLPR to the Latinx Research Center.