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Issue #23
February 2012
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'Journey to Success' College Fair at Cal State L.A. Informs Students About College

Hundreds of students from communities surrounding California State University, Los Angeles participated in a Journey to Success one-day program which presented vital information about college requirements.

"A college degree is a fundamental step in launching your own personal journey to success," said Cal State L.A. President James M. Rosser during the opening session. "The California State University system has helped transform the lives of countless students from diverse backgrounds.  Thank you for coming to our campus today to discover how to prepare for the journey of your life."   

The Feb. 4 event, organized by the CSU Asian American and Pacific Islander Initiative, offered workshops conducted in English, Mandarin, Cantonese, Korean and Vietnamese.

The workshops provided an overview about college and samples of what a college class is like. The prospective students and their parents attended lectures by CSU professors on music, mathematics, engineering and criminology.

To encourage and motivate the youths to succeed, college students, parents and professionals from the AAPI community shared their personal experiences about going to college.

During lunch time, participants talked with officials from many CSU campuses to learn about student life and academic requirements at specific campuses.

The dance group Kaba Modern wrapped up the day with a performance that drew an enthusiastic response from the college-bound young people.

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James M Rosser president CSULA speaks at Journey to Success event

James M. Rosser, president of Cal State L.A. welcomes students and parents to the Journey to Success college fair.

Students AVID program arrive to Journey to Success Event at CSULA feb 4 2012

Rosemead High School students from the AVID program arrive on campus to participate in the Journey to Success event.


Kaba Modern Dance Group performed at CSULA Journey to Success event feb 4 2012

Kaba Modern dancers pose after their performance.


Leroy Morishita Becomes Permanent President at CSU East Bay

Leroy Morishita President CSU East Bay Begining Jan 2012

Leroy M. Morishita, who has served as interim president of California State University, East Bay since April 2011, has become permanent president of the campus.

Prior to joining East Bay, Morishita served as executive vice president and chief financial officer at San Francisco State University, holding a variety of positions during 29 years.

Morishita chairs the CSU Asian American and Pacific Islander Initiative, which advises the CSU chancellor on issues related to the AAPI community and creates programs to improve college access and success for underserved students.

Press release

California State University, East Bay


Super Sunday Events Began on Feb. 5 in Oxnard

Bishop BA Huggins from St. Paul Baptist Church in Oxnard CA and CSUCI  President R Rush

The Rev. B.A. Huggins, Bishop at St. Paul Baptist Church in Oxnard, poses with Richard Rush, president at CSU Channel Islands after the Super Sunday presentation.



Richard R. Rush, president of CSU Channel Islands, initiated this year's CSU Super Sunday events on Feb. 5 at St Paul Baptist Church in Oxnard.

During February CSU presidents, trustees, the chancellor and other CSU officials will speak at more than 100 churches across the state about the value of a college education.

The events, which annually reach more than 100,000 churchgoers, are part of CSU's outreach to educate students and families about the requirements to successfully enter college and obtain a degree. Participants also receive information about financial aid and about CSUMentor.edu, a website that provides the tools to plan and apply to a CSU campus.

Chancellor Charles B. Reed will speak during the 10 a.m. service at Crenshaw Christian Center in Los Angeles on Feb. 12. He will take to the pulpit again on Feb. 19 during the 10:30 a.m. service at Family Bible Fellowship in the Northern California city of Newark.

Super Sunday website


Mildred Garcia Will Become President of CSU Fullerton

aaMildred Garcia, now president of CSU Dominguez Hills, will become president of Cal State Fullerton on June 1.

Garcia, the first Latina president in the CSU system, was selected by the CSU Board of Trustees to succeed President Milton Gordon, who retired in December after serving as president since 1990.

"I am extremely honored to be selected as president of another outstanding institution within the California State University, and look forward to working together with the entire CSU Fullerton campus community as we build on its strong foundation," said Garcia.

Press Release

California State University, Fullerton


Upcoming College Events and Fairs

February 12
Super Sunday
Chancellor Reed speaks at Crenshaw Christian Church
Los Angeles

February 19
Super Sunday
Partner churches in Northern California

February 26
Super Sunday
Partner churches in Southern California

March 15-17
35th Annual California Conference on American Indian Education
Humboldt State University, Arcata, CA.

March 28
Latino Education & Advocacy Days Summit
Cal State San Bernardino

April 25
Asian American and Pacific Islander Summit
Westin Bonaventure Hotel, Los Angeles.

April 26-27
A Dream Deferred: The Future of African American Education
Westin Bonaventure Hotel, Los Angeles.

May 19
CSU AAPI Journey to Success
Fijian, Cambodian, Laotian, Samoan, Hawaiian, Chinese, Vietnamese and Filipino
CSU East Bay (Co-hosted by San Francisco State University). 

May 22-23
Native American Student Advocacy Institute

May 31-June 1
Prepárate: Educating Latinos for the Future of America
Hyatt Regency, Miami, Fl.


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