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John Blue

John Blue

Assistant Director of the Holmes Cultural Diversity Center

Mississippi State University

Tuscaloosa, Alabama Area, us

Enthusiastic, ambitious and highly motivated education professional committed to student success seeks a position with which to utilize my extensive experience in successful higher education advisement, recruitment and curriculum development as part of a goal-oriented team of professionals dedicated to excellence

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Mississippi State University

Assistant Director of the Holmes Cultural Diversity Center

* Develop and implement strategies to foster intercultural and cross-cultural understanding through a variety of mechanisms, such as student training programs, leadership development, social, cultural, recreational, and educational programming
* Serve as an advocate and primary support person for students of varying racial, ethnic, and cultural backgrounds and sexual orientations, build coalitions with organizations and departments on campus, and initiate programs and activities that are aimed at creating an inclusive environment
* Coordinate and collaborate campus cultural and curricular programs
* Develop and implement programs and services that support the retention of students of color, such as peer mentoring, alumni mentoring, and support groups, to address the academic and social success of students of color. Provide individual advisement for students of color concerning their social, emotional, academic, and vocational concerns
* Monitor students of color retention and work collaboratively with university offices to initiate efforts and appropriate responses
* Serve as advisor for the MSU Men of Excellence (minority male initiative) and the MSU NAACP Collegiate Chapter
* Serve as a resource and referral source for student, faculty and staff regarding issues of multiculturalism and diversity. Educate students on issues of multiculturalism and diversity through planning and executing cultural, educational programs
* Co-Advise Mississippi State University’s New Maroon Camp (MSU’s student led legacy camp 900+ participants and 108 student staff)
* Chair of the Unity Month committee, as well as the Residence Life Diversity committee
* Committee member for the Inaugural Mississippi State University Collegiate Leadership Conference
* Member of the 2017 NASPA/SACSA MMI cohort
* Assist the Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life with Panhellenic Recruitment
* 2017 Big Dawgs Leadership Retreat Facilitator