Melany A. Pearl
Executive Director 
 

The Executive Director of the Center for Multicultural Enrichment is responsible for oversight of the department’s objectives and outcomes as fulfilled through programming related to racial wellness, equity, and cultural competency.  The position is responsible to university initiatives outside of the department and assists in minority student recruitment/retention, participates on Behavioral Intervention Team and acts a department liaison as related to professional development to faculty and staff.  This position has management and oversight of all staffing and budgetary decisions. 

 


Jose Hernandez
Director


The Director of the Center for Multicultural Enrichment works closely with the executive director and has responsibility for overseeing programs aimed at cultivating racial wellness, managing departmental budget, and leading professional development efforts for department staff. This position also assists with working alongside the associate directors to ensure operations are in alignment with the purpose of the Center for Multicultural Enrichment, and ultimately, Liberty University.

 

 


Kerensa Dunfee
Associate Director of Cultural Competency
 

The Associate Director of Cultural Competency is responsible for a variety of opportunities geared toward increasing students’ cultural competency - awareness, knowledge, and skills. This position oversees the following recognition months: Hispanic Heritage Month, African American History Month and Women’s History Month.  This position works with academic departments on speaker’s bureau and is the liaison for multicultural clubs on campus.  This position serves as the department’s assessment coordinator.

 

 


Stephanie Smith
Associate Director of LEAD Fellowship
 

The Associate Director oversees all program aspects of the recruitment/retention program for first-generation and/or minority students, the Leadership Excellence and Academic Development Fellowship. This position supports 100 LEAD fellows by providing financial assistance, monthly trainings, family involvement projects, experiential learning opportunities and character development through peer mentorship, academic support.  This four-year program supports students from freshman year to graduation.

 

 


Allen Ancheril
Associate Director of Campus Relations

 

The Associate Director of Campus Relations is responsible for the department’s public relations efforts to current students and prospective families/students; including hosting special events during CFAWs. This position provides oversight and is the liaison to the university’s CSER program. 

 

 

 


David Shinkle
Associate Director of Visual Communications
 

The Associate Director of Visual Communications oversees the direction and production of all print and online materials, videos, ad distribution, social media and web development. This position creates strategic marketing and is the department liaison to the university’s marketing department to adhere to overarching Liberty University branding standards.

 

 

 


Samantha Newton
Operations Manager


The Operations Manager is responsible for the oversight of the day-to-day management of the department to ensure effective and efficient operations.  This position manages all facilities, including scheduling on 25Live, acts as budget coordinator, supervises staff retention efforts.  This position serves as first-line staff, greeting department guests and answering the phone.

 

 

 


Jasmine McKinney
Administrative Assistant

 

The Administrative Assistant reports directly to the executive director and provides administrative and departmental support. This position assists in the oversight of the Multicultural Advisory Board, a volunteer committee and also oversees special projects as assigned.  This position serves as first-line staff, greeting department guests and answering the phone.