Brandon Gamble to Head the Black Resource Center at San Diego State University

Brandon Gamble, the Charles Bell Faculty Scholar at San Diego State University, has been appointed director of the Black Resource Center at the university. The center was established in 2018 to promote Black student excellence through intentional programs, events, mentoring, and other forms of support.

Before coming to San Diego State University in 2021, Dr. Gamble was a faculty member and dean of student success at Oakwood University in Alabama. Earlier, he was the school psychology program coordinator and instructor at California State University, Long Beach. His research centers on developing programs that improve student outcomes, including those focused on the promotion of college-access and high quality of mental health services.

“Writing and presenting professionally about what is right with Black people has been the focus of my scholarship,” Dr. Gamble said. “The late Dr. Sharon Grant Henry, who was a chair of counseling and school psychology when I was a student at San Diego State University, inspired me to think critically and act decisively as an advocate for Black students and families. She saw things in me that helped chart the course of my career and I have sought to pay it forward with my work.”

Dr. Gamble earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Oakwood University. He went on to receive a master’s degree in counseling, with a specialization in school psychology, from San Diego State University and a doctorate in educational psychology from the University of Southern California.

Related Articles

1 COMMENT

  1. So proud and grateful for the impact you are having, and have had on students lives and their success not only academically, but in their personal lives as well.

Leave a Reply

Get the JBHE Weekly Bulletin

Receive our weekly email newsletter delivered to your inbox

Latest News

Fayetteville State University Establishes Transfer Agreement with Wake Technical Community College

The new partnership will provide qualified students from Wake Technical Community College with guaranteed admission to Fayetteville State University upon completion of their associate's degree.

Three Black Scholars Taking On New Faculty Positions

The faculty appointments are James Haywood Rolling Jr. at Syracuse University in New York, Elias Towe at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, and Roderic Pettigrew at Texas A&M University.

Howard University Receives Record-Breaking 36,000 Applicants for Class of 2028

The class of 2028 applicant pool at Howard University increased by 4,000 applications compared to last year's class of 2027. This year, the university's acceptance rate was roughly 31 percent, down five percentage points from last year.

Laquala Dixon Honored by National Association of Student Personnel Administrators for Service as HBCU Liaison

A member of the NASPA since 2013, Dr. Dixon was honored with the 2024 Sankofa Award for her commitment and contributions to the organization as the HBCU liaison for the Black Diaspora Knowledge Community.

Featured Jobs