2018 SOCC

April 12-14, 2018 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In 1978, state funds that were previously earmarked to support Minority Affairs Offices in higher education were withdrawn.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


 
  Vice President: Lori Hunt
Spokane Community College
509-533-7378


 
  Secretary: Jodie Collins 
Olympic College
360-475-7680


 
  Treasurer: Larissa Tikhonova
Cascadia College
425-352-8143


 
  WSSSC Liaison: Ata Karim
Bellevue College
425-564-2205


 
  SBCTC Liaison: Edward Esparza
360-704-4319
 
 
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.