Chapter History

The Southern University Bay Area Alumni Chapter was founded in 1962. The first official meeting was held in San Francisco, CA at the home of Mr. & Mrs. Ben Harbor. George McQuillister became the first President of the SU Bay Area Alumni Chapter. The chapter business meetings were hosted at the homes of various SU Alumnus that resided in both San Francisco and Oakland. Oakland eventually became the official domicile of the Southern University Bay Area Alumni Chapter. In 2002, St. Benedict Center, became the official meeting place for the SU Bay Area Alumni Chapter located at 82nd Avenue & Bancroft, Oakland, CA 94605. The SU Bay Area Alumni Chapter received its IRS Public Charity status in 2006 as a 509 (a) (2) non profit organization.

First Official Chapter Photo

Past SU Bay Area Alumni Chapter Presidents

George McQuillister
Charles Handy
Mary T. Williams
Louise Jones
Ida Theriot
Henry Clement
Nathaniel Bornor
Lamar A. Marcelle
Prentice Hill
Patricia Deamer
Cornell Jones
Terrell A. Gray 2004 - Present, Current Chapter President