The African American Recognition Program will be Friday, May 21, at 7:30 p.m. in Bulldog Stadium where 120 graduates will participate.
About 2,500 guests are expected to hear keynote speaker Consuelo Sterling Meux, a professor of business administration at Fresno Pacific University and a Fresno State alumnus whose topic will be “Stand Up! And Make Your Mark.” She graduated in 1975 with a bachelor of science in marketing.
At Fresno Pacific, Meux teaches in the undergraduate business program and in the Center for Degree Completion program.
Prior to that, she was the assistant director of the Central California Small Business Development Center in Visalia. She has owned a consulting firm, worked as a development and public relations officer for a higher education institution and as a manager in the cable television industry in the Bay Area.
In 1978, Meux joined the United States Peace Corps and worked in Cameroon, West Africa. During this time, she conducted research that resulted in the expansion of the food cooperative programs and extended her tour in order to train her volunteer replacement. She traveled to Nigeria, Zambia and Zimbabwe before returning to the United States in 1981.
Her community activities have included participation in Leadership Fresno Class IV, serving on the Charter Review Committee for the City of Fresno, and on the board of directors of the United Way of Fresno. She has been politically active in local and statewide campaigns and organizations, serving in various leadership capacities.
In addition to her teaching, Meux participates in Prison Ministries and has conducted or participated in numerous spiritual and leadership retreats and events in several states.
She also has a master’s in organization behavior from the California School of Professional Psychology, and is currently earning a Ph.D. in human organization systems from the Fielding Institute.
For more information, contact Maxine McDonald at (559) 278-1787.