By Timothy P. White
California State University Chancellor
Alumnus of Fresno State and CSU East Bay
It is an amazing thing to be welcomed into someone’s home, treated as a member of the family and given a place of honor. More amazing is to know that the visit preludes a long future of close partnership, that we have formed a family of common interest with shared plans for the future and hopes for our children. This is how I feel along every step of the journey that we call CSU Super Sunday and the CSU African American Initiative.
Pastor Antonio Alfred of St. John Missionary Baptist Church used the apt analogy of rising up on the wings of eagles. It is true that the church and university working together can create lift for our youth to fly. It is right that we support each other in lifting our communities out of poverty and despair. It is profound that we have all recognized that it takes a village to love, support and guide our children every day to a better future.