Oakland Police Chief Howard Jordan, MPA '06, returned to his alma mater -- California State University, East Bay -- to share real life experiences with students in the Department of Criminal Justice Administration's “Community Corrections” class.

Oakland Police Chief Howard Jordan, MPA '06

Oakland Police Chief Howard Jordan '06 shares real life stories with CSUEB students

  • May 23, 2012 5:00am

Oakland Police Chief Howard Jordan, MPA '06, returned to his alma mater -- California State University, East Bay -- to share real life experiences with students in the Department of Criminal Justice Administration's “Community Corrections” class. Jordan heads a department comprised of 651 officers and more than 350 non-sworn personnel.

Although admitting to not being education-oriented in high school, Jordan credited two mentors and determination with getting him back in school, where he realized his love to learn.

He had but 12 hours of college credit when he was hired by the Oakland Police Department 24 years ago. However, buoyed by his wife -- who had earned a degree while working full-time, giving birth to two children, and being a successful parent -- he knew it was possible. He earned his bachelor's degree from another institution and his master's from Cal State East Bay.

Jordan said that those degrees bring "pride, a sense of accomplishment, and an improved understanding of life that aids him with daily, unexpected challenges."

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