100 Years, 100 Stories
Metropolitan Community College has named Robert N. Page Jr. the new Executive Director of Inclusion and Engagement. This will be a senior leadership role developed to guide and support the College in ensuring that inclusion, equity and diversity, which are fundamental to the College’s mission, are fully incorporated and embraced into all aspects of MCC’s operations.
The position was created last spring and leading candidates were interviewed beginning last summer.
“I am personally committed to safeguarding equitable and fair treatment toward others on our campuses,” Chancellor Mark James said. “This position will report directly to me to ensure that the support and resources necessary are in place to increase our efforts guaranteeing that everyone at MCC feels welcomed and valued.”
Page has been with MCC since 2010 working as a consultant leading diversity and inclusion programs.
He has worked in postsecondary education for more than 24 years and specializes in retention and recruitment programs for students of color, diversity training and awareness, conference coordination, and budgeting and strategic planning. He has conducted countless workshops, seminars and keynotes on many issues with a focus on inclusion and leadership potential.
Page is certified and trained through the National Multicultural Institute and the Institute on Racial Justice. He is the founder of such programs as the National Black Greek Leadership Conference, the “Am I My Brother’s Keeper” Male Empowerment Conference, Minority & Friends Network at the Oshkosh Placement Exchange, African American Male Summit at NASPA, and the Tunnel of Oppression Diversity Activity.
Prior to his time at MCC, he served the University of Kansas as the director of the Office of Multicultural Affairs. He holds a master of science in counseling degree from University of Central Missouri.
“I am honored and looking forward to continuing the work that so many people have begun here at MCC,” Page said. “Our goal as an institution is to encourage, support and foster an inclusive environment that promotes equity for all of our faculty, staff and, most importantly, our students. It will be my goal to build a better MCC through focused efforts on inclusion for all.”
He begins his new role effective immediately.