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Student Success Advocate Presents Public Talk

Dec. 23, 2013; Updated Jan. 9, 2014

Thomas A. Parham

Thomas A. Parham

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UPDATE: This event has been postponed. It will be rescheduled at a later date.


Thomas A. Parham, vice chancellor of student affairs at UC Irvine, will be the Jan. 10 featured speaker as part of Cal State Fullerton’s Male Success Initiative’s free public speaker series. The public is welcome to attend the lecture, titled "Challenges of Authentic Masculinity."


Date to be determined
1-3 p.m.


Cal State Fullerton Residence Halls, Juniper Room 111
800 N. State College Blvd., Fullerton 92831


After earning his doctorate in counseling psychology from Southern Illinois University, Parham sought to promote opportunities for leadership development and character building among students and has been doing so for decades. He contributes his expertise to social advocacy, community organizing and youth empowerment. Parham lectures extensively, contributes to scholarly journals and has written six books, including "The Psychology of Blacks: Centering Our Perspectives in the African Consciousness" and "Culturally Adaptive Counseling Skills." Among his civic contributions, Parham is a founding member and past president of the 100 Black Men of Orange County. He has been honored by numerous community and professional groups for his scholarship, research and work on leadership effectiveness and conflict resolution.


“Because of his significance in his role as an administrator at UC Irvine and because of the work he's done in the community, we feel Dr. Parham is a good role model for our students,” said Rodney N. Anderson, Educational Opportunity Program counselor and MSI coordinator. “He is an example of the importance of education and how college leads to success in life.”

CSUF's Male Success Initiative, a pilot program that aims to empower and support males, especially low-income and first generation college students, through mentorship opportunities.


$2 per hour or $8 for a daily permit. Details are available online.

More Information:

Call Rodney Anderson at 657-278-4575 or send email to

Media Contact:

Mimi Ko Cruz, 657-278-7586

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