E. Andre Thorn - Director
Andre has served as the Director of the Multicultural Center since 2011 after 13 years of serving in a variety of capacities at the University of Missouri. Andre has over 20 years in higher education (from the University of Missouri and the University of Nevada, Reno respectively) and has focused his efforts on developing collaborative ways to increase the retention, persistence and engagement among all of our talented multicultural students in a variety of academic, cultural, honors, research and leadership opportunities. While at UAA, he has endeavored "building a better Multicultural Center" with some major enhancements to the Multicultural Center and the programs within it such as AHAINA Student Programs and the Seawolf Success Program. On a personal note, Andre has completed his PhD. from the University of Missouri in Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis in May of 2014.
Audrey Jo Malone - Office Manager
Audrey Jo Malone started working with UAA in 2001 and most recently comes from Performance and Fine Arts having been the Academic and Divisional Support Administrative Assistant. She has spent the majority of her time at UAA working in the College of Arts and Sciences and has also worked in Information Technology Services.Audrey graduated from UAA in 2013 with a BA in Philosophy with a Concentration in Law and a minor in Political Science. She is currently working on her MPA at UAA.
Andrew Mullins - Student Transition Advisor
Andrew joins the Multicultural Center as a first generation college graduate with over nine years of experience in working with university students of varying backgrounds. Originally from Ohio, Andrew earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Central Florida in Orlando, Florida. Currently, Andrew is pursuing his Master of Arts degree in English at UAA. Andrew is an advocate for education; he is immensely passionate in helping students find success in college and beyond. Further, Andrew is heavily driven in helping underrepresented students as well as those who feel they are less likely to achieve their educational goals. Andrew coordinates the Seawolf Success Academy; a Multicultural Center program that aims to help underrepresented first and second year students transition more successfully to UAA as well as the college experience.
Leo Medal - Student Success Coordinator
Leo comes to the Multicultural Center from UAA's TRiO Educational Talent Search (ETS) program, where he served as the middle school advisor. He is responsible for coordination of the AHAINA programs, assisting students at all levels and retention and graduation of students. Leo is passionate about encouraging, motivating and empowering all students to succeed, not only at UAA but in their future endeavors. He received his Masters Degree in 2006 from Wayne State College in Science in Education (MSE) with an emphasis in Communications.