Harry Le Grande, Cal State San Bernardino’s new interim vice president for Student Affairs, will attend the 2018 UC Black Administrators’ Council (UCBAC) Conference at the University of California, Irvine to present an award that was named after him. Le Grande, vice chancellor emeritus for student affairs at the University of California, Berkeley, will present the Harry Le Grande Excellence in Mentorship Award during a luncheon on Thursday, Sept. 13. According to the conference program, “Established in 2017, the Harry Le Grande Excellence In Mentorship Award recognizes individuals who have demonstrated consistent leadership and a dedication to mentoring African American students, staff or faculty. Individuals who are employed by UC or retired from UC can be nominated for the award. The award is named in honor of Harry Le Grande, vice chancellor for student affairs emeritus at UC Berkeley. During his tenure, Harry has been a leader in UC student life, admissions and enrollment, financial aid, career services, student conduct, residential living and childcare. Some of the groundbreaking programs he developed were adopted by the university and the state, including the Middle Class Action Plan, which led to the creation of the Middle Class Scholarship, and UC’s first undocumented-student financial aid program. Harry retired in 2016 after 35 years of exemplary service to UC.” CSUSB President Tomás D. Morales appointed Le Grande, a native of San Bernardino and alumnus of San Bernardino High School, in July. UCBAC represents the University of California’s collective effort to increase and support the African-American/Black presence on UC campuses and advance an agenda that can influence student recruitment, faculty retention, curriculum and administrative adversity.