Peralta Association of African American Affairs
"We must go back and reclaim our past so we can move forward; so we understand why and how we came to be who we are today."



The purposes of the Peralta Association of African American Affairs (PAAAA) shall be to organize and to operate for educational purposes as they pertain to effective education of Africans Americans in America, focusing on the County of Alameda, State of California and the Western Region of the United States of America through the enhancement of American Culture and the development of the District and Western Region’s total human resources.

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    ​​​In Memoriam
Dr. George Herring​

An Oakland educator with more than 33 years of administrative experience at the community college level:

​~President, College of Alameda
~Interim President, Merritt College
~Interim President, Laney College
~Interim Senior Vice Chancellor for Finance and Administration & Chief Operating Officer, Peralta Colleges
~Interim Business and Administrative Services Manager, Merritt College
~Consultant in Higher Education
~Dean of Administration and Student Services, Merritt College
~Dean of Administration and Development, Merritt College
~Assistant Dean of Student Services
~and several Director positions

Bachelor's -  Jackson State College (now Jackson State University)
Masters and Ed.D. – University of California, Berkeley

Member, Peralta Association of African American Affairs (PAAAA)
​​​​Past President, Western Region Council of Black American Affairs (WRCBAA) 
Past President, Board of Directors, Network of African American Males
And served as President, Board of Director and Member of various professional, Alameda County, and other Bay Area/East Bay organizations.