Cain named multicultural programs coordinatorBy Tara Carter, University Relations intern
Spectrum Volume 19 Issue 12 - November 14, 1996
Chandra Cain has been named coordinator of multicultural programs at the university.
Cain obtained her undergraduate degree in international studies at Emory University in Atlanta. She received her master's degree at the University of Georgia in student personnel and higher education. While completing her master's degree, she worked in the housing department at the University of Georgia, developing programs of interest for the African-American community.
Her responsibilities as coordinator of multicultural programs include assisting in the efforts of the Black Cultural Center, Black History Month Chair, Black Alumni Reunion, BCC Advisory Board, adviser to the Black Organization Council and the Asian American Student Union (AASU), and serving as the Black Student Preview chair. The Black Student Preview is a recruiting effort inviting African-American students accepted at Virginia Tech to visit the campus and see what being a student is like.
Cain said she would like minority students to feel that they have a stronger tie to the university and see additional resources placed in multicultural programs. She would also encourage stronger opportunities for more black and minority faculty members with programs that tie the faculty and students together.