Saleem Shakir-Gilmore

Director of Student Access Programs, California State University, East Bay

Saleem Gilmore has extensive experience engaging youth, adolescents, and undergraduate students. He has focused primarily on youth development programming, mentoring, and college access; providing high level training and coaching in these fields. Having served as Director of College Access Programs at the University of San Francisco (USF), Executive Director at Leadership Excellence, and faculty at USF and Holy Names University; Saleem has the ability to develop policy positions grounded in research and applied experience. Saleem has also worked with various local governments and their community stakeholders developing policies and program interventions to reduce Disproportionate Minority Contact (DMC) within juvenile justice systems. Saleem currently serves as the Director of Student Access Programs at California State University, East Bay. He is a graduate of Sonoma State University where he earned his Bachelor’s degree in Sociology with a minor in Biology before receiving his Master’s degree in Education with a concentration in Secondary Education from USF. Saleem is a husband and father of three.