A Journey of Success
From Jeff Layne
Director, CSU, Chico Cross-Cultural Leadership Center;
Director, Center of Student Life and Leadership
CC Carter has worked at CSU, Chico since 1980; in addition to his current position, he has worked in the Student Activities Office, Office of Judical Affairs, and Athletic Department. But little in his early life indicated he would have a long, successful career in higher education. He grew up in the low-income Western Addition neighborhood of San Francisco, raised by a single mother who was born in Japan. As a child who was half black and half Japanese, he faced prejudice from the white, black, and Japanese communities. At age 13, his mother died, and he spent his teen years in three different foster homes. In part due to his athletic ability and the Equal Opportunity Program (EOP), he ended up in Chico. There he found a supportive community and, because of help from that community and his own determination to succeed, he thrived. Carter presents to students the principles he learned along his journey that they can use to help them succeed.
Recorded: October 23, 2013