The MCC board of trustees in February approved the establishment of the MCC African American Faculty and Staff Association, a new group that will provide information, support, resources and advocacy for African American faculty and staff.
The association, proposed by MCC-Penn Valley staff and faculty members and African American community leaders from the Greater Kansas City community, “has organized to initiate inquiries and provide recommendations to the college community regarding ethnic and African American issues on the campus of Metropolitan Community College-Penn Valley,” according to the group’s by-laws.
Association membership is open to all staff and faculty members on all MCC campuses who value the mission and purpose of the association. Organizers are planning the group’s first meeting for later in the spring semester and expect to meet at least twice per semester going forward. For information on joining the association, contact Lyle Gibson, Penn Valley history instructor.