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January 2012


African American Pastors Meet With Chancellor Reed and CSU Presidents

Every year, presidents of CSU campuses and CSU Chancellor Charles B. Reed meet with pastors of African American churches, who participate in the CSU's African American Initiative.

This initiative is designed to increase the number of underserved students who are prepared to enroll in college.

Nearly 30 pastors attended the meeting in the Bay Area which took place Jan. 11, 2012 at the San Francisco State University's downtown campus.

At the meeting Chancellor Reed renewed his commitment to the CSU African American Initiative and his support for college preparation programs.

Photos from the African American Initiative Meeting in the Bay Area

Garrett Ashley View of pastor's meeting Pres. Horace Mitchell

Frame 1: CSU Vice Chancellor Garrett Ashley makes his remarks; Frame 2: View of meeting participants; Frame 3: President Horace Mitchell of CSU Bakersfield addresses participants.


CSU and pastors meeting in San Francisco on january 2012

Pastors and CSU officials posed for a photo after the meeting in which African American Initiavite events were discussed. One of the events, Super Sunday, will reach out to parents of middle school children through their churches and increase their awareness about the importance of a college education.


CSU African American Initiative Meeting in SF

From R-L, Stan Hebert, Associate Vice President for student affairs at CSU East Bay, LeRoy Morishita, Acting President of CSU East Bay, the Rev. Clarence Johnson of Mills Grove Christian Church in Oakland, and Ken Monterio, Dean of the College of Ethnic Studies at San Francisco State University.


Pastors and CSU Officials Speak about the Importance of College Eligibility

Jordan Reed Jackie Mimms Jones

Frame 1: The Rev. LaRoya Jordan from Faithful Central Church in Los Angeles speaks to the attendees; Frame 2: CSU Chancellor Charles B. Reed renews his commitment to the program; Frame 3: CSU Bakersfield Associate Vice President Jackie Mimms speaks; Frame 4: The Rev. Calvin Jones shares his thoughts.

Photos of the Pastors' Meetings From Previous Years

From L-R: CSU Chancellor Charles B. Reed, the Rev. J. Alfred Smith Jr. of Allen Temple in Oakland, California, President Horace Mitchell of CSU Bakersfield, and Mo Qayoumi then president of CSU East Bay.



Jorge Haynes, CSU Senior Director for External Relations at the Pastors Luncheon at CSU East Bay in 2010.


Mo Qayoumi and Horance Mitchell

President Horace Mitchell (R) of CSU Bakersfield speaks at the 2010 meeting. Next to him is President Mo Qayoumi who at the time was president of CSU East Bay.


The goal of the CSU African American Initiative is to improve college access and graduation achievement for African American students from underserved communities. Super Sunday, one of the initiative's programs, continues to reach out to hundreds of thousands of African American communities throughout Nothern, Central, and Southern California. This program informs middle school children and their parents about the A-G requirements which will enable them to attend college in the future.