Throughout February, the California State University partnered with African American churches to deliver a message of access. That message was simple: a college degree is in reach. CSU outreach staff handed out roadmaps of classes to take. Speakers addressed overcoming obstacles in English and math. Questions about financial aid were answered.
This CSU Super Sunday provides a kick-off and renewal of year-round activities that constitute the CSU African American Initiative. These services are meant to inspire California’s students – and equally inspire those who represent the CSU by reminding us of our mission.
Below is a selection of photos from the CSU Super Sunday of February 2014.
Sacramento State President Alexander Gonzalez shares a moment of levity with Pastor Curtis Mitchell of Antioch Progressive Church in Sacramento.
CSU Fullerton President Mildred García thanks the congregation for their warm welcome at Christ Our Redeemer AME Church in Irvine.
San José State President Mo H. Qayoumi celebrates CSU Super Sunday at Emmanuel Baptist Church in San José.
Cal Poly Pomona President J. Michael Ortiz speaks from the pulpit of “The View” – Mountain View Community Church in Temecula.
Fresno State President Joseph I. Castro greets a member of Westside Church of God in Fresno.
CSU Northridge President Dianne F. Harrison meets with students and members of H.O.P.E.’s House Christian Ministries in Granada Hills.
CSU Channel Islands President Richard R. Rush listens in as outreach professionals answer students’ questions at GracePlace Church in Lancaster.
Elder Roy L. Bennett, Sr. shakes hands with CSU San Bernardino President Tomás D. Morales before his address at Life Church of God in Christ in Jurupa Valley.
Garrett P. Ashley, CSU vice chancellor for University Relations and Advancement, speaks with a young potential CSU applicant at Holy Trinity AME Church in Long Beach.
To the left in the CSU Fullerton sweatshirt is Joy Masha, an alumna and field representative for Senator Holly J. Mitchell.