2019 SOCC

April 18-20, 2019 Yakima, WA


 
About Multicultural Student Services
Directors' Council (MSSDC)

The Multicultural Student Services Directors' Council is comprised of Directors from the Washington State Community and Technical Colleges. Our goal is to advocate for greater institutional responsiveness to the Asian/Pacific-American, African- American, Latino/a, multiracial and Native American/Alaskan Native communities, and that authorized institutions continue to improve state-wide policy and expand services and programs to further meet the needs of students of color, students from other historically marginalized groups and professional needs of Council members.


History

 

During the 1970's, a group of concerned and committed multicultural student services and minority affairs staff met informally as the Puget Sound Regional Consortium to collectively address issues regarding students of color in higher education within the Puget Sound area.

In 1978, state funds that were previously earmarked to support Minority Affairs Offices in higher education were withdrawn. Despite the lack of financial support from the state, from 1978 to the early 1980's, there was an increase in Multicultural Student Services (MCSS)/Minority Affairs
Offices within the community and technical college system. Read More

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Constitution & Bylaws

 

PREAMBLE: We, the members of the Multicultural Student Services Directors' Council from the Washington State Community and Technical Colleges, advocate for greater institutional responsiveness towards systemic change for students of color and other systemically nondominant populations to create greater equity in our system through influencing state-wide policy, services and programs to further meet their academic, professional and personal needs. In addition, MSSDC advocates for the professional needs of Council members and hereby agree to meet in the pursuit of the following Articles and By-laws:

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Leadership Team & Legacy of Officers

  President:
Maribel Jimenez
Yakima Valley College
509-574-4965
Maribel.jimerez@yvc.edu


 
  Vice President: Doris Martinez
Highline College
206 592-4319
dmartinez@highine.edu


 
  Secretary: Jodie Collins 
Olympic College
360-475-7680
jcollins@olympic.edu


 
  Treasurer: Diana Villafana
Big Bend Community College
509-793-2401
dianav@bigbend.edu


 
  WSSSC Liaison: Yoshiko Harden
Seattle Central College
206-934-3851
Yoshiko.harden@seattlecolleges.edu


 
  WSSSC Co-Liaison: Marisa Herrera
Shoreline Community College
mherrera@shoreline.edu


 
  SBCTC Liaison: Edward Esparza
360-704-4319
eesparza@sbctc.edu
 
 
Legacy of Officers

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  Our Mission  
 

The mission of the Multicultural Student Services Directors' Council (MSSDC) is to promote the recruitment, retention and successful completion of educational programs for students of color.

To affirm and value
all differences.
To recruit, retain and graduate
underserved student populations
To educate and enrich the campus
and surrounding communities.
To honor, celebrate and embrace different
groups and their unique contributions to the
American Mosaic.
To act as a resource for multicultural issues.