Umoja Advisory Council

umoja logoThe Umoja Advisory Council serves in an advisory capacity to Umoja staff and leadership regarding program, events, resources attainment and connections to enhance Umoja programs.  

The Umoja Advisory Council shall serve as ambassadors within the district to increase awareness of Umoja along with serving as advisors around their area of expertise. 

Scope of Work: Meets year-round as needed to fulfill purpose. Scope includes planning and execution of identified pillars.  

Seattle Central Umoja Advisory Council Members

  • Mikaila Harris – Director, Equity, Diversity, Inclusion & Community
  • Brandon Carrol – Assistant Director of Advising
  • Charles Jeffreys – Faculty
  • Dana Parker – Director of TRIO
  • Dr. Chantae Recasner – Vice President of Instruction
  • Sharon Spence-Wilcox – Faculty 
  • Kao LeZheo – Vice President of Student Services
  • Kwamae Nelson – UMOJA Program Coordinator 
  • Adam Russell – Director of Marketing and Communications
  • Desiree Simons – Umoja Faculty Coordinator
  • Dr. Kimberly McRae – Dean of Student Success 
  • Aminah Gradney – UMOJA Student Leader
  • Nathan Fisher – UMOJA Student Leader
  • Gabriel Young – UMOJA Student Leader

Seattle Central Umoja Scholars Pillars

Recruitment, Outreach and Retention:

  • James Robinson
  • Kwamae Nelson

Elders Council:

  • Charles Jeffreys
  • Carl Livingston

Communications and Marketing:

  • Adam Russell

Assessment and Evaluation:

  • James Robinson
  • Kwamae Nelson
  • Dr. Kimberly McRae

Curriculum and Sustainability:

  • Desiree Simons
  • Sharon Spence-Wilcox