Reverend Osie Leon Wood, Jr.


Director/Faculty, Ronald McNair Scholars Program, CGU 

PhD, Higher Education, CGU
Student Ambassador, School of Educational Studies, CGU
Adjunct Professor, CGU

Pastor/Founder, North Long Beach Community Prayer
President/Chair/ Founder, Success in Challenges, Inc.
Founder, Children’s Defense Fund North Long Beach Freedom School
South Bay Regional Director, Southern Christian Leadership Conference
Of Greater Los Angeles
Chairman, Board of Directors, Long Beach Bible College
Vice-President, Board of Directors, Micro-Enterprise Charter Academy

Higher Education:
PhD, Higher Education, Claremont Graduate University
MA, Higher Education, Claremont Graduate University
MS, School Management, La Verne University
BA, Psychology, California State University, Los Angeles

Osie Leon Wood, Jr. retired, as Dean of the School of Business and Technology, Long Beach City College in 1995. Since that time, he has spent his time serving the both Los Angeles County and the Long Beach community in many capacities. For Los Angeles County, Reverend Wood served two terms as member and president of the Los Angeles County Homeless Services Authority. He served two terms as Chairperson of the Long Beach Area Coalition on Homelessness. Pastor Wood also served as two-term chair of the Central Long Beach Project Area Committee.

Reverend Wood is seeking ways to change attitudes and lift the spirit of his community economically, socially, educationally, physically, and spiritually. "We must teach them to become resilient."