Diversity and Multicultural Student Services (D.M.S.S) mission is to build and strengthen a sustainable, educationally diverse and co-curricular environment where all students have the access and support they need to achieve their educational goals.
We will accomplish this mission by providing structured support services to student populations whose access, retention, academic success, and graduation are most challenged by social and historical factors and contemporary inequities. We will provide a student-centered inclusive environment that enriches the university experience and engages both families and the community. D.M.S.S is a unit within Enrollment Management and Student Affairs. There are four main departments within the D.M.S.S unit: Pre-College (TRiO), Student Support Services (TRiO), Retention Programs and the Cultural Centers. We also have one facility, the Native American Student and Community Center. You can find information on each department in the green bar at the top of the page.
Our goals are:
- Develop more pathways to student success.
- Enhance civic engagement through partnerships.
- Improve or build new community relationships.
- Maintain a student centered and inclusive environment.
- Continue to support students in an increasingly global environment.
- Improve Communication.
DMSS Leadership Team:
- Dr. CeCe Ridder (email@example.com), Executive Director
- Perla Pinedo (firstname.lastname@example.org), Director of Retention Programs
- Cynthia Gomez (email@example.com), Director of Cultural Centers
- Linda Liu (firstname.lastname@example.org), Program Director, TRiO Student Support Services
- Phillip Dirks (email@example.com), Program Director, TRiO Upward Bound & Educational Talent Search
For any announcements, or event promotions that you would like to share with D.M.S.S please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org