Presidents and chancellors of California’s three higher education systems will convene at Fresno State Friday, March 24, along with 200 other educators and community leaders for the two-day California Latino Leadership Education Summit that starts at 6 p.m. Thursday, March 23, with a reception featuring U.S. Poet Laureate Juan Felipe Herrera in the Henry Madden Library Table Mountain Rancheria Reading Room (third floor).

The event is sold out.

Dr. Joseph B. Cuseo, a researcher, author and professor emeritus of psychology at Marymount California University in Rancho Palos Verdes, will be the keynote speaker at 6:40 p.m. Herrera follows at 7 p.m. Fresno State President Dr. Joseph I. Castro and Joel Murillo, chair of the California Latino Leadership Network, will welcome attendees both days.

On Friday, the summit is from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. with eight breakout sessions that will include the “Community College, CSU and UC Challenges and System Priorities” panel at 12:30 p.m. Castro will be joined by Arnoldo Avalos of the board of governors for California Community Colleges; Dr. Dorothy Leland, chancellor of the University of California, Merced; and Dr. Paul Parnell, State Center Community College District chancellor.

At 1:30 p.m., the “Higher Education High Impact Practices Advancing Student Success” panel will include Dr. Rosa Flores Carlson, president of Porterville College; Dr. Carole Goldsmith, Fresno City College president; and Dr. Ellen Junn, California State University, Stanislaus president.

INFO: Tom Uribes, 559.246.1717 or See original press release: Full agenda and speakers list with workshop times at Follow the summit at #LatinoEdSum17.


March 23 and 24, 2017

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