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 the second California Latino Leadership Education Summit March 23 and 24 at Fresno State.

The summit is an interactive forum addressing barriers and proposing solutions to ensuring educational success and equity for all students in the Central San Joaquin Valley.

The day-long summit focused on advancing educational success for all students in the Central San Joaquin Valley will feature proven high-impact practices, with the aim of identifying actionable community strategies to ensure student success from pre-K to college.

Presenters and panelists include Fresno State President Joseph I. Castro, heads of six other California colleges and universities, and 15 other local and state educational leaders.

U.S. Poet Laureate Juan Felipe Herrera and Cuseo are featured speakers at the opening evening’s reception.

The event is expected to draw more than 300 educational, political and private enterprise leaders, parents and students.

It begins at Fresno State on March 23 with a reception from 6-8 p.m. in the Table Mountain Rancheria Reading Room of the Henry Madden Library and it continues from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. on March 24 in the Satellite Student Union.

The summit is presented by Fresno State and the California Latino Leadership Network. The first summit in 2015 was sold out.

Reservations are $150 for individuals and $1,500 for tables of 10. The RSVP deadline is March 8.

Event information and online registration are available at www.FresnoState.edu/latinosummit.