Colorado State University President Larry Edward Penley will be commissioning the President’s Multi-Ethnic Student Advisory Commission, or PMSAC, made up entirely of Colorado State students, from 5-6 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 7, in room 102 of the Administration Building.
In addition to receiving the official presidential recognition and charge, PMSAC members will identify and be commissioned to work on key projects in conjunction with the president’s office over the next year that can make a difference regarding diversity issues on campus. Proposals for specific projects were created and submitted by PMSAC members and range from working on the 5th Annual Diversity Summit to student recruitment efforts to organizing a cultural festival on the plaza.
The President’s Multicultural Student Advisory Committee was created more than a decade ago to provide a direct avenue for students to work with the president and other top university officials to make the campus more welcoming and inviting for diverse students as well as educate the campus about the values of diverse community. PMSAC provides opportunities for students to make a difference on campus regarding diversity issues, while also developing leadership and project-management skills.
Over the years, PMSAC students have worked on a range of projects that have included advising Admissions on marketing materials, getting Black Entertainment Television added to Housing’s cable offerings, hosting campus forums and many other diversity-related successes. It was a PMSAC recommendation that led to all the ethnic advocacy offices being relocated to the Student Center to enhance collaboration and cooperation.
For more information about PMSAC, contact the president’s office at (970) 491-6211.