Professor Henderson Receives Educational Leadership Award

Professor Silvester Henderson A2Mend Educational Leadership Award Honoree – 2020

Sylvester HendersonThe African American Male Education Network & Development (A²MEND) organization will honor Silvester Henderson with the Educational Leadership Award at their annual Scholarship Awards Dinner on Thursday, March 5th 2020.  The dinner will be part of the 13th annual conference titled, Choosing Our Race: Defining Our Own Pathway for African American Male Success.

The A²MEND Educational Leadership Award recognizes Henderson's advocacy, mentorship, and support for increasing the success of African American males in both community colleges and beyond.  Henderson will be recognized for his leadership and fortitude in fostering institutional change within the community college system to improve the success of students, and in particularly African American males. The Scholarship Awards Dinner is a fundraiser which helps support African American male college students who are participating in the A²MEND student mentoring program.

The A²MEND organization is comprised of African American male administrators and faculty who utilize their scholarly and professional expertise to foster institutional change within the community college system. In response to the lack of educational success of African American male students in California Community Colleges, A²MEND in 2008 organized its first annual African American Male Summit, which brought together administrators, faculty, staff, students and advocates from across the country to address the administrative and instructional strategies that have an impact on the success of African American male students.

For more information about A²MEND's mission to push the agenda of student success and the plight for minority males in higher education, Please visit website their website: