Office of Minority Student Affairs
Director: Rafael Rodriguez, M.A.
Program Coordinators: Karen Webb, M.Ed.; Eddie Weatherington, B.S.
Program Assistants: Meaghan Kozar, B.A.; Yanira Pacheco, B.A.; Irma White, B.A.
The Office of Minority Student Affairs is designed to give leadership to the universitys mission in the area of equal educational opportunity. The office strives to maximize the educational and personal growth of students by identifying and assisting in the development and promotion of programs which will enable students and staff to achieve their full potential.
In addition, the Office of Minority Student Affairs works closely with all units in the university to achieve the following objectives:
1. Strengthen Iowa State Universitys efforts in recruiting, retaining, and graduating ethnic minority students.
2. Work in collaboration with Minority Liaison Coordinators in reviewing the concept of equal educational opportunity and recommending changes to university policies that may limit or prevent the achievement of educational and cultural goals of minorities.
3. Ensure access and persistence of minority students in every discipline and area of study offered by the university.
4. Maintain liaison with all departments and organizations interested in the growth and development of students.
These objectives are designed to assist in the achievement of the major purpose of the Office of Minority Student Affairs: the identification, recruitment, retention, graduation, and placement of minority students. This purpose is accomplished through the following programs:
Academic Program for Excellence, Carver Academy
Program, George Washington Carver Scholarships, Martin Luther King, Jr., Loan Program,
American Indian Symposium, ethnic cultural celebrations, Early Success Program (ESP),
College Bound activities.