Multicultural Student Council

Purpose Statement

"The Multicultural Student Council (MSC) serves to promote and celebrate intercultural enrichment and diversity at Salt Lake Community College. Led by a group of multicultural students, the MSC strives to strengthen student involvement by encouraging the use of the students' voice to improve the quality of their educational and academic experience regarding college issues. By participating as leaders in the MSC, students learn to identify and advocate for those needs expressed by multicultural students, especially student of underrepresented populations, while also finding resolutions and resources to address specific cultural needs".

MSC Representatives

Shirley Paxtor

Shirley Paxtor, is a social work major currently in her second year at Salt Lake Community College. She serves as the Special Assistant to the SLCCSA President of Inclusivity and Equity (SAPIE), and as the representative for SLCCSA student government on the Multicultural Student Council. Shirley graduated from East High School in 2017 and dedicates her time to serving her community by doing volunteer work. Shirley has been a part of the Amigos Mentores Student Council, a board member for the SLCCSA Central Region, a member of Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society, and a Civically Engaged Scholar.

Daniel Michael Johnson

Daniel M. Johnson, is a second year student at Salt Lake Community College, majoring in General Studies; he plans to transfer to a 4 year university and eventfully find a suitable career field. He loves sports, reading, and video games. Daniel will be representing the African American students on the Multicultural Student Council, and he hopes to make sure the students' voices are heard.

Chong Jie Mei (Jamie)

Jamie is a chemistry major currently in her first year at Salt Lake Community College. She would like to become a Cosmetic Scientist in the future. She is able to speak English, Chinese, Cantonese, and Malay, so feel free to ask her any questions.

Jessel Meza De la Cruz

I’m from Peru and majoring in Chemical Engineering. I got involved in my last year at Salt Lake Community College in the Amigos Mentores Student Council, because I would like to help students who have concerns about college. When I first started attending college, I didn’t have any help or any idea where to go, because I was a first generation student. My favorite quote is, “Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass…it’s about learning to dance in the rain.”-Vivan Greene.

Tai Nuusa

Faafetai K. Nu'usa, is a business major currently in her second year at Salt Lake Community College. During the 2018-2019 school year, she will be serving as the Pacific Unity Association (PUA) president; this year she will also be serving as the Multicultural Student Council representative for the Pacific Islander and Veteran students at Salt Lake Community College.

Joey Du Shane-Navanick

I am an enrolled member of the Northern Ute Tribe, and grew up on the Uintah and Ouray Reservation in a small town of Fort Duchesne. I try to keep the traditional ways alive and educate others about them. I graduated from Uintah High School in 2014. There I was the co-president of the Native American Heritage Club along with my brother. I came to the big city in 2016 to study at SLCC. The change from the small town to the big city was a little hard but am finding my way. I am majoring in business and hoping to transfer to the University of Utah and study accounting there.