Men of Color Leadership Program
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.