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    OMSS Mission:  In connection with the  University of Wisconsin-La Crosse mission , the Office of Multicultural Student Services promotes academic excellence, leadership, and the personal/social development of African American, American Indian, Hispanic/Latino(a), Asian American, and biracial or multi-ethnic students at UW-L. Our goal is to assist students to succeed academically, to enhance their sense of belonging, and to graduate from the university ready to contribute to their communities and the society at large.

    Vision:   Through innovation, action, and partnership, we are committed to cultivating and advancing cultural diversity, academic success, personal growth, and knowledge from start to finish!

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    Staff Members

    Office Manager - Carmen Boortz
    Academic Success Institute Coordinator - Connie Vanderhyden

    Financial Retention Specialist - Richard Sims
    Retention Specialist - Angela Birrittella
    Interim Precollege Programs Coordinator - Chelsea Elsberry

    Interim Precollege Director - Monica Yang
    Precollege Assistant Coordinator - Thomas Johnson

    Precollege Staff - Chelsea Elsberry

    Graduate Assistant - Gaozong Her