Tag: California State University

Jennifer Taylor-Mendoza Will Be the Thirteenth President of West Valley College in California

Dr. Taylor-Mendoza has over 20 years of experience in the California Community College system, serving in a variety of roles. Since 2021, Dr. Taylor-Mendoza has served as the president of the College of San Mateo in California. She will become president of West Valley College on August 24.

James T. Minor Appointed Chancellor of Southern Illinois University Edwardsville

Minor most recently served as assistant vice chancellor and senior strategist in the Office of the Chancellor at California State University. Prior to his post at California State University, Dr. Minor served as deputy assistant secretary at the U.S. Department of Education. He will begin his new job on March 1.

Four Black Men Who Are Taking on New Administrative Roles in Higher Education

Taking on new administrative duties are Jack Eaddy Jr. at Western Carolina University in Cullowhee, North Carolina, Barkley Barton II at the University of Georgia, Blake K. Gaines at Central State University in Wilberforce, Ohio, and Ikhide Imumorin at the California State University system.

Loren Blanchard Appointed the Seventh President of the University of Houston-Downtown

Dr. Blanchard has been serving as executive vice chancellor for academic and student affairs for the California State University System. Earlier, he was provost and senior vice president of academic affairs at Xavier University in New Orleans.

Report Shows Lack of Diversity in Faculty and Administrators in California Higher Education

The study by the Campaign for College Opportunity finds that 69 percent of all undergraduate students in California are from non-White ethnic groups. Yet, more than 60 percent of college faculty and senior administrative leadership posts are held by Whites.

Black Students Making Significant Progress in Eligibility for California State Universities

A new report by Research Triangle International found that for the California State University System in 2007, the eligibility gap between White and Black students was 13.1 percent. But by 2015 it had declined to 9.8 percent. For the University of California System, the racial eligibility gap dropped from 8.3 percentage points in 2007 to 5.4 points in 2015.

In Memorian: Michael Steven Harper, 1938-2016

Michael S. Harper, who taught at Brown University in Providence for 43 years, was the first poet laureate of the state of Rhode Island.

Four African Americans Taking On New Administrative Duties in Higher Education

The appointees are Gregory E. Triplett at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Wendy Wilson at Albany State University in Georgia, Sabrina Sanders at California State University, and Darryl Keith McGee at Lane College in Jackson, Tennessee.

Report Documents Racial Gaps in California Higher Education

Blacks are less likely that other racial/ethnic groups in California to graduate from high school, to complete the curriculum needed for admission to campuses of the University of California or California State University, and to graduate from college.

Despite 10 Years of Super Sunday Outreach, Black Enrollments Drop at California State University

The university system estimates that more than 600,000 students have received information on admissions and financial aid at these Super Sunday events over the past 10 years. Yet Black enrollments have dropped.

Loren Blanchard Named Executive Vice Chancellor for the California State University System

Dr. Blanchard has been serving as provost and senior vice president of academic affairs at Xavier University in New Orleans. He is the first person to serve as provost at Xavier. Dr Blanchard will take on his new role in July.

New Report Examines the Status of Blacks in California Higher Education

A new report from the Campaign for College Opportunity finds that there has been no progress in closing the racial gap in enrollments and degree attainment in California over the past decade.

Two African Americans Receive Top Honors

Michelle Johnson of Boston University was named Educator of the Year by the National Association of Black Journalists. Benjamin Quillan of California State University received the top honor given by the National Association of College and University Business Officers.

The Number of Black Applicants Rises Again in the California State University System

Officials at the university believe that their "Super Sunday" campaign, where university officials go out to Black churches in the state to recruit potential African American students, is paying big dividends.

New Dean at Loyola Marymount University

Bryant Keith Alexander has been serving as professor of communication studies at California State University at Los Angeles.

Willie J. Hagan Named Interim President of CalState Dominguez Hills

He has been serving in a similar capacity at California State University at Fullerton, a campus where he has served as an administrator for the past 16 years.

Three African American Men Honored for Their Work in Higher Education

Lonnie Norris, Azeez Aileru, and James Rosser win prestigious awards.

A Wide Range of Black Enrollments at CalState University Campuses

There are more than 21,000 African American students enrolled at the 23 campuses of California State University. They make up 5 percent of the total enrollments.

Kentucky Community Colleges Going to Church to Recruit Minority Students

On February 12, pastors will discuss the importance of higher education and information will be available to church members about the 16 colleges that make up the system.

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