Black Student Success Center

Mission Statement

We, the members of the College of the Desert’s Black Student Success Center are committed to academic success, leadership development, community service, and mentoring. We strive to establish support, networking, and m​entoring systems for ourselves and for the youth in our community. As members of the African-American Student Success Center community, we dedicate ourselves to: developing competent life skills, demanding social responsibility, building strong character and moral standards, promoting professionalism, and supporting each other academically. The center will provide educational, cultural, social, and intellectual programs that promote positivity among its members, within the campus, and the surrounding community.

If you would like to become a member please fill out the form below!

​​Black Student Success Center Member Sign-Up!​​

Spring 2023 Semester Hours

Monday 10am - 3 pm
Tuesday 10 am - 4 pm
Wednesday 10 am - 3 pm
Thursday 10 am - 4 pm

Advisor Contact Information

Mary Eden

Counseling Faculty / Black Student Success Center Coordinator

Dr. Jermaine Cathcart

Professor Sociology / Black Student Success Center Co-Coordinator

Dr. Mzilikazi Kone

Assistant Professor Political Science and Global Studies /
Black Student Success Center Co-Coordinator

Angel Meraz

Athletic Counseling Faculty / Black Student Success Center Co-Coordinator

Services: Statistics tutoring, counseling services, and help with papers.


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Black Students Success Center Students

Students and Staff in the Black Students Success Center