The Minority-Serving Institution Student Council (MSISC) hosted its second annual August Retreat on Tuesday, August 23, 2022. The retreat taught members about the history of Minority-Serving Institutions (MSIs), Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs), and Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander-Serving Institutions (AANAPISIs). The retreat also helped to encourage team-building with new MSISC members and fostered discussions with panelists and community partners. The MSISC had the opportunity to learn and grow as a council before the start of the school year.
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
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.
Provost Christopher Heavey recently announced that UNLV is now officially an institutional member of the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU). HACU membership will allows UNLV to remain aware of national best practices and provide various professional development opportunities and resources. The internship program also offers our undergraduate students opportunities for paid summer and semester internships in Washington, DC and across the country in private and public sectors.
In the very near future, hour-long workshops with HACU staff will be held to learn more about their student resources and services. Topics expected to be covered include: