Creating Intentional Programming to Support the Success of Men of Color



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Learn how the University of Central Florida is leading the way in building a community that creates pathways to success for men of color.

Learn how the University of Central Florida is leading the way in building a community that creates pathways to success for men of color.

Approaches to retaining men of color are never single-pronged. Successful strategies might encompass academic skill development just as much as social-emotional development. The University of Central Florida’s Multicultural Academic and Support Services (MASS) initiative is especially notable as a retention strategy for men of color, because it tackles 5 different components of development – including leadership development.

Join us online to learn more about UCF’s MASS Initiative, which has increased retention for African American and Hispanic students from 85% to 91% over a 10-year period. You will learn the various elements of a successful retention strategy to help you customize your own approach, and you’ll hear first-hand from a student how the program has helped him.

Who Should Attend

This webcast will benefit VPs of Student Success, Directors of Retention, and anyone involved in managing or coordinating co-curricular retention programs for men of color.

If you are interested in learning more about how to ensure success for men of color, attend this webcast and receive an additional $100 off our conference, Comprehensive Student Retention Strategies for Men of Color.


To help you identify the most critical components for your co-curricular retention program, we will cover all five pillars that underpin UCF’s two programs (Brother 2 Brother and Collegiate Male Institute):

  • Academic Skill Enrichment – Students benefit from success planning to help them develop effective study habits.
  • Mentoring – Students serve as both mentees and mentors to create a sense of belonging.
  • Leadership Development – Students become leaders through events like professional panels.
  • Career Exploration and Preparation – Program representatives partner with Career Services to provide networking receptions that aid in career preparation.
  • Social Justice and Advocacy – Students achieve social enrichment and promotion of mental health.

You’ll leave with tips for how to start a similar program on your campus.


Wayne Jackson

Director of the Multicultural Academic and Support Services Program, University of Central Florida

In his current role, Wayne provides academic support for more than 30,000 multicultural and first-generation students on the UCF campus. During his tenure at UCF, Wayne has received the 2016 NASPA Excellence Award, the 2012 SDES Team of the Year and the 2010 NACADA Outstanding Institutional Advising Program Certificate of Merit for his leadership in directing the department’s summer bridge program called SOAR (Seizing Opportunities for Achievement and Retention). Read Wayne’s full bio here.


Jeremy Jones

Coordinator for the Multicultural Academic & Support Services, University of Central Florida

At the University of Central Florida (UCF), Jeremy works with collegiate males to help them strive for success academically and professionally. He has been a mentor and coach for over 200 young men since 2009. He also coordinates the Collegiate Male Institute, in which he oversees two mentoring programs, Brother 2 Brother (Collegiate) and Brother’s on the Rise (Pre-Collegiate). Read Jeremy’s full bio here.


Questions About the Event? Email this event’s Program Manager, Lisa Lafflam.

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