Men of Color Leadership Program

By Delia Torres-Enciso|December 4, 2018News, Top Stories|

About 5 years ago, PCC found that its male-student of color population had a lower success rate when compared to the rest of the student body. As a result the Men of Color leadership program was instilled to improve recruitment, retention, and completion rates among male students of color. This yearlong program promotes academic success, facilitates personal and leadership development and builds a community among a sparse demographic at PCC. Their goal is to bridge the gap between the disparities found and help guide students as they navigate through their higher education experience in an effort to overcome challenges they may face. Every year the student leaders involved in the program organize The Students of Urban Leadership (SOUL) Summit. This culminating day-long event brings together male students of color to discuss topics around education, health, and identity. Various community leaders make up the keynote speaker and panelists who attend the summit.

Since its founding Dr. Clifford C. Meeks has been a mentor to students in the Men of Color Leadership program and acts as the assistant coordinator. Dr. Meeks also doubles as the assistant coordinator for Sylvania’s multicultural center. To learn more about the program or if you are interested in joining ask your campuses multicultural center for more info, check out the program online or contact Dr. Meeks directly via email at

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About Delia Torres-Enciso

I’m on my second year at PCC with plans to transfer to PSU next year and earn a bachelors of science degree. My academic focus is in Philosophy and Films Studies. This last summer I gained experience as a journalist intern for The Pamplin Media Group writing for The Beaverton Valley Times and The Washington County Times. My future career path is still uncertain. However, I have a strong desire to continue as a journalist and will go forth with an open mind to explore any form of media. I love to write and believe the world is in need of more factual-unbiased news reporting. I like to cover Arts & Culture and intend to delve into investigative journalism when the opportunity presents itself. During my free time I like to absorb large amounts of media through TV shows, movies, Youtube videos and memes.