"Profiles of Excellence" is an Emmy Award-winning series produced by the ABC7 Public Affairs Department to celebrate the Bay Area's rich cultural diversity. For the past 23 years, the program has been featuring local residents who have made important contributions to the community.
Hosted by ABC7 News Anchor Cheryl Jennings, "Profiles of Excellence" features five truly impressive individuals.
Mohammad Qayoumi: Our next profile introduces us to the first native of Afghanistan to lead a major American university. Dr. Mohammad Qayoumi has served as President of Cal State East Bay in Hayward since 2006. Under his leadership, the university now boasts enrollment growth, no budget deficit, and a beautiful campus extension.