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Brigham Young University. Multicultural Student Services



  • Existence: 1997

Administrative History

Multicultural Student Services (est. 1997) is an administrative unit at Brigham Young University.

Multicultural Student Services (MSS) was established in 1997 in a reorganization of the earlier Multicultural Programs department in Student Life. The unit employs a team of multicultural specialists with responsibility for supporting and advocating for multicultural university students. Located on the first floor of the Wilkinson Center the office identifies and recruits multicultural students, acts as a liaison between multicultural students and university services, and provides programs and services that assist multicultural students in meeting their financial, social, and academic needs.

The unit is administered by a director, under the supervision of the Dean of Students. Directors have included Vernon Heperi (1997-2002), Lisa M. Muranaka Parkinson (2002-2012), and Ann Marie Lambert (2012- ).

The eagle's eye, May 1998: verso t.p. (Multicultural Student Services; Brigham Young University)

Multicultural Student Services website, viewed Jan. 13, 2011 (Multicultural Student Services (MSS); team of multicultural specialists that assist multicultural students; advocates for multiculturalism in university setting; liaises between multicultural students and university services; located in the Wilkinson Center)

BYU Organizational History website, via WWW, May 28, 2014 (Multicultural Student Services; MSS; est. 1997 in Student Life; previously known as Multicultural Programs; published Eagle's Eye magazine; supported Lamanite Generation, assists Native American students; involved in counseling, off-campus housing, education, publications, student service, advisement, college preparation, financial aid, and career training; directors have included: Vernon Heperi (1997-2002), Lisa M. Muranaka Parkinson (2002-2012), Ann Marie Lambert (2012- ))

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

Multicultural Student Services photographs

 Collection — Box 1
Identifier: UA 5415
Scope and Contents

Collection contains photographs from the Multicultural Student Services Freshman Retreat to Hobble Creek Canyon. Materials date from between 1960 and 1969.

Dates: 1960-1969