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Fresno State leaders speak at churches for CSU Super Sunday

Fresno State officials spoke at several local churches Sunday in the culmination of the three-week CSU Super Sunday campaign focusing on college achievement for African-American students.

While Fresno State President Joseph I. Castro was unable to attend due to illness, university Provost Lynette Zelezny spoke at Fellowship Missionary Baptist Church in central Fresno. Other university speakers included Paula Castadio, vice president for university advancement, who spoke at Saints Community Church of God in Christ and Malisa Lee, associate vice president of enrollment management, who spoke at City of Refuge church.

Launched in 2005, CSU Super Sunday is an annual event where leaders throughout the 23 CSU campuses work together to help underrepresented students access the tools they need to successfully enter college. To date, the campaign has reached an audience of 600,000, and this year was able to reach 10 different congregations throughout Fresno.

At the events, CSU representatives were available to answer questions on how to navigate college, from financial aid to college readiness.

Officials say Castro hopes to reschedule his talk for later in March.

Megan Ginise: 559-441-6614