Sacramento State President Dr. J. Luke Wood to be featured guest on #EquityChat on November 29, 2023

SAN DIEGO, Calif. (Nov. 16, 2023) – Dr. J. Luke Wood, president of California State University, Sacramento (Sacramento State), will join the Equity Avengers as their featured guest on #EquityChat on Wednesday, November 29, 2023.

Dr. Wood became Sacramento State’s ninth president on July 16, 2023, returning to his alma mater, at age 41, as the youngest person ever to lead the University. He earned a bachelor’s and master’s degree at Sacramento State, then a Master of Education and Doctorate in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies at Arizona State University.

Wood served as a professor and administrator, including vice president for Student Affairs and Campus Diversity, at San Diego State University before becoming Sacramento State’s president. He has authored 16 books and published significant research focusing on racial inequality issues in education.

“I know what Sac State is capable of doing,” Wood said. “I am a Black male, former foster child, first-generation college student who struggled with food insecurity and housing insecurity, and was able to graduate because of the incredible people and systems of support that were in place.”

“We’re thrilled to have Dr. Wood on #EquityChat,” said Dr. Keith Curry, president of Compton College and Equity Avenger. “He is, without a doubt, one of the most influential educators working to advance racial equity in higher education today.”

The Equity Avengers will not be holding an #EquityChat next week in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday and will return with Wood’s appearance on November 29. This is his second time as the featured guest on #EquityChat, last participating on April 14, 2021.

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