For Immediate Release

Contact: Andrea E. Garcia, Touro University California
Associate Vice President, University Advancement

W: (707) 638-5272
C: (707) 280-8771


Esteemed Education Leaders Address Building Pipelines for Black Male Teacher Success in 2020 and beyond as part of Touro University’s Diversity Now Webinar Series

Vallejo, Calif. (July 23, 2020):  Interested in reimagining a diverse, equitable and inclusive education system? Join experts from Touro University California’s (TUC’s) Graduate School of Education (GSOE) for a panel discussion responding to the California Council on Teacher Education’s recent webinar: “Building a Pipeline for Black Male Teacher Success.” Facilitated by Dr. Ijeoma Ononuju, coordinator of the Equity, Diversity & Inclusive Education program, the webinar will be held via Zoom at 3:30pm on July 29, 2020. All are welcome to attend this free event, but advance registration is required. This is the first of TUC’s Diversity Now webinar series that will be delivered weekly via Zoom on Wednesdays at 3:30 p.m. through September 30, 2020.


  • Dr. Adam Clark, Mount Diablo Unified School District Superintendent and former Vallejo City Unified School District Superintendent
  • Clarence Isadore, Fairfield-Suisun Unified School District School Site Principal
    • Aaron Toliver, Vacaville Unified School District School Site Assistant Principal
    • Michael Henry, Vallejo Elementary Teacher
    • Jeffrey Scott, Fairfield Secondary Teacher
    • Hakeem Brown, Vallejo City Council Member


  • Interested members of the community
  • TUC faculty, staff and students

WHERE: Via Zoom at: 

WHEN: Wednesday, July 29, 2020 at 3:30 p.m.

REGISTRATION: Register for this FREE event online at:

WHY: In response to anti-Black racism and the potential of losing too many Black male educators and students, the California Council on Teacher Education’s webinar, “Building a Pipeline for Black Male Teacher Success,” helped address the need for more Black male teachers locally and nationally by listening to current Black male educators’ experiences and offering specific actions to begin building pipelines for Black men to succeed in education, teacher education and schools. Through local discussions with experts in education, TUC seeks to spark deeper conversations that stimulate action and lasting change in Solano County schools and throughout the state.

About the Touro College and University System: Touro University California is a Jewish nonprofit, independent, graduate institution of higher learning founded in 1997 on three Judaic values: social justice, the pursuit of knowledge and service to humanity. The University, home to approximately 19,000 students, has professional programs in osteopathic medicine, pharmacy, physician assistant studies, public health, nursing, and education. Faculty, staff, and students have a powerful commitment to academic excellence, evidence-based professional practice, inter-professional collaboration, and active engagement with a global community. To learn more, visit or call 707-638-5200.

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About the Touro College and University System:

Touro is a system of non-profit institutions of higher and professional education. Touro College was chartered in 1970 primarily to enrich the Jewish heritage, and to serve the larger American and global community. Approximately 18,000 students are currently enrolled in its various schools and divisions. Touro has 35 campuses and locations in New York, California, Nevada, Illinois, Berlin, Jerusalem and Moscow. New York Medical College; Touro University California and Touro University Nevada; Touro University Worldwide and its Touro College Los Angeles division; as well as Hebrew Theological College in Skokie, Ill. are separately accredited institutions within the Touro College and University System. For further information on Touro College, please go to: