Grambling State University to host first-ever Call Me Mister Conference

Grambling State University is set to host the 2022 Call Me MiSTER conference today from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Bettye Smith Nursing auditorium. Using the theme DETERMINED, the event will be the first of its kind in the state of Louisiana. 

The Call Me MiSTER (Mentors Instructing Students Toward Effective Role models) program was founded originally at Clemson University in 2000. The program strives to increase the pool of available teachers from a more diverse background, particularly among the lowest-performing elementary schools.  

Because less than 2% of the teachers in the U.S. are African American males, Grambling State’s Black Male Teacher Initiative joined with Clemson’s program to help develop and recruit more Black men into the teaching profession. 

Guest presenters will include superintendents and administrators in K12 and higher education. Dr. Roy Jones, executive director of the national Call Me MiSTER program will be the keynote speaker. The full schedule can be found at

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