MSI Graduate Student Open Access Fund

MSISC Member and doctoral candidate in the Department of Anthropology: Daniel Perez.

Daniel Perez is a doctoral candidate in the Department of Anthropology. More specifically, Daniel is an archaeologist by training and specializes in the archaeology of the North American Southwest. Daniel has also been involved in archaeological research projects in the Near East for 10 years prior to arriving at UNLV. Daniel serves as a member of the Minority-Serving Institution Student Council (MSISC). He helps promote individual projects as well as collective initiatives and events with other council members–both of which aim to further the mission and research of … Read More


Keren Jean-Charles

Keren Jean-Charles is a junior psychology major who is actively involved in student organizations and projects that elevate students’ voices across campus. Keren is the lead mentor at The Intersection and a council member for the Minority-Serving Institution Student Council (MSISC). As a council member, Keren was the executive producer and host of a podcast about social justice issues called “You Gon’ Listen.” They also helped the UNLV Food Pantry receive a $20,000 grant to create a farmers market on campus and helped The Intersection receive a $1,000 grant for their food pantry. Now, Keren mentors students, works … Read More


Ray Fletcher is a member of the inaugural Minority-Serving Institution Student Council (MSISC). During his time with the council, he partnered with the 91.5 KUNV radio station to purchase equipment that was geared toward student events. His goal was to place speakers around campus to increase the number of listeners for the KUNV radio station. Because of the equipment, KUNV was able to do advertising through the station and reach students, faculty, and staff campus-wide. In addition, KUNV is now able to do live remote broadcasts for any events involving KUNV. Having the ability to reach diverse audiences and promote … Read More

MSI WEEK – MARCH 28 – APRIL 1, 2022

UNLV hosts Minority-Serving Institution Week (MSI Week), which features a full slate of educational opportunities designed to foster conversation and celebrate the richness of UNLV’s students.

Monday, March 28th

Self- Guided Mural Walk
Location: TEC Building and Reception 2 p.m.

UNLV has five vibrant murals celebrating the university’s rich diversity and commitment to transforming public spaces into places of conversation and reflection. Since its inception, as part of the CSUN 5K Initiative project, the UNLV Mural Project has focused on empowering the UNLV community through art and collective expression. All murals are created by student or alumni artists … Read More


UNLV’s Extended Minority-Serving Institution (MSI) Student Success Speaker Series aims to highlight and grow innovative approaches to supporting student success in an equitable and inclusive learning environment.

The next installment will be from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 24, in the Student Union Cohen Theatre, followed by light refreshments in the green room from 5 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. 

The event features MSI Student Council presenters Kristine Jan C. EspinozaRay FletcherDaniel Perez, and Kiara Sims.

Each will discuss projects they are spearheading to reduce inequity and to promote educational success for students … Read More