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Dr. Ronald L. Ellis
Dr. Ronald L. Ellis

CBU president to be recognized as ‘Champion for Justice’

RIVERSIDE, Calif. (March 28, 2014)—The Riverside County Fair Housing Council will honor Dr. Ronald L. Ellis, president of California Baptist University, at its 12th annual Champions for Justice awards banquet Thursday, April 3.

Ellis is being recognized for nearly 20 years of service as CBU’s president, during which enrollment has grown from 808 to 7,144.

In addition to Ellis, the organization will honor six other individuals, including Debbie Franklin, mayor of Banning; Janet Green, Riverside Community College district trustee; Ofelia Valdez-Yeager, Latino Network president; Lillian Harper, community and civil rights activist; Karin Roberts, Habitat for Humanity executive director; and Sunshine Suzanne Sykes, Superior Court judge.

The council will also acknowledge the International Baccalaureate programs at Norte Vista and North high schools, both in Riverside, and the Morongo Band of Mission Indians.