New MSISC Advisor: Dionna McDonald

Special Assistant to AVP, Director for Special Projects, and New MSISC Advisor: Dionna McDonald.

Dr. Renne’ Watson has officially moved on to her position as the new Student Affairs Vice President at Central Michigan University. As the previous Minority-Serving Institution Student Council (MSISC) advisor, she elected Dionna McDonald to take up the mantle and continue this important work. Below is an interview about Dionna McDonald’s thoughts on this new position.

Tell us about yourself and your journey to this moment.

Hailing from Louisville, KY, my journey of 1,000+ miles to join the UNLV family started with an open mind to … Read More

“Count Us In: Ethnicity Data Disaggregation” MSISC Initiative

MSISC member and 4th-year doctoral student in the Ph.D. in Higher Education program: Kristine Jan Cruz Espinoza.

Kristine Jan Cruz Espinoza is an inaugural member of the Minority-Serving Institution Student Council (MSISC). She has many other qualifications and achievements, but this time, the work she has done to bring the “Count Us In: Ethnicity Data Disaggregation” to the fore is the focus. Below is an interview with Kristine about the initiative.

Tell us about yourself. Who are you and what do you do for the council?

I am a daughter, sister, partner, Ninang, Tita, and cousin. 

I’m Kristine Jan Cruz … Read More