WHAT:

California State University (CSU) leaders, including Chancellor Timothy P. White, will visit more than 100 churches across the state to deliver a message to encourage students to pursue higher education during the 12th Annual CSU Super Sunday. Over a million people have received this message through Super Sunday outreach efforts over the last 12 years with more than 100,000 congregants, students and families slated to do so this year. Audiences will also receive information about Graduation Initiative 2025, CSU's bold plan to increase graduation rates and to eliminate the achievement gap for the university's 475,000 students across all 23 campuses. CSU resources will be provided to help them foster a college-going culture at home, including information about preparing for college, applying to a CSU campus and applying for financial aid.

CSU Super Sunday is one of many events coordinated by CSU's African American Initiative to increase the preparation and retention of African American students. The year-round partnership between the CSU and leaders in African American communities throughout the state provides support through additional outreach and preparation events such as the Super Saturday College Fair and the Summer Algebra Institute.

WHO:

CSU Chancellor Timothy P. White will be speaking Sunday, Feb. 26 at 8:00 a.m. at City of Refuge, 14527 South San Pedro Street, Gardena.

CSU Executive Vice Chancellor for Academic and Student Affairs Loren J. Blanchard will be speaking Sunday, Feb. 26 At 10:00 a.m. at Crenshaw Christian Center, 7901 South Vermont Avenue, Los Angeles.

CSU's Senior Strategist for Academic Success and Inclusive Excellence James T. Minor will be speaking Sunday, Feb. 12 at 10:30 a.m. at Glory Christian Fellowship International, 225 West Torrance Boulevard, Suite D, Carson.

CSU campus presidents will be speaking at various locations in Northern, Central and Southern California. Contact CSU Public Affairs for the latest details.

WHEN:Super Sunday takes place over two Sundays in February – Feb. 12 in Northern and Central California and Feb. 26 in Southern California.
WHERE:A full list of Super Sunday partner churches can be found here.
CONTACT:To schedule an interview or to RSVP for an event in your area, contact Christianne Salvador, csalvador@calstate.edu or Toni Molle, tmolle@calstate.edu at (562) 951-4800.

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About the California State University
The California State University is the largest system of senior higher education in the country, with 23 campuses, 49,000 faculty and staff and 474,600 students. Half of the CSU's students transfer from California Community Colleges. Created in 1960, the mission of the CSU is to provide high-quality, affordable education to meet the ever changing needs of California. With its commitment to quality, opportunity, and student success, the CSU is renowned for superb teaching, innovative research and for producing job-ready graduates. Each year, the CSU awards more than 105,000 degrees. One in every 20 Americans holding a college degree is a graduate of the CSU and our alumni are 3 million strong. Connect with and learn more about the CSU at the CSU Media Center.