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Multicultural Center Staff


Dian Brown-Albert
Coordinator of Multicultural Affairs
(203) 392-5879

Mrs. Brown-Albert joined the professional staff of Southern in 1997 as a residence hall director where she served admirably for 9 years. Her dedication and commitment to students were prominent in her management of 3 residence halls and her leadership advising the Minority Pre-Law and Business Association, and the African Student Association. Currently, Mrs. Brown-Albert is the Advisor for the West Indian Society and Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Incorporated.

As the Coordinator of Multicultural Affairs since January 2007, Mrs. Brown-Albert is responsible for planning and implementing multicultural programming for the university and New Haven community. She also coordinates the operation and staffing of the Multicultural Center and supervises the book loan program. Mrs. Brown-Albert is an alumna of Southern and holds a B.S. in Liberal Studies and an M.S. in Counseling. She strives to make the Multicultural Center a place where all students can explore their differences and exchange ideas. She is a charter member of the West Indian Academic Society, a former captain of the SCSU women's track team, and a former member of the Black Student Union. Mrs. Brown-Albert is dedicated to the goal of making Southern the university of choice for all students.

Joscelyn Fernandez
Graduate Intern for Multicultural Affairs

Ms. Fernandez recently graduated from Eastern Connecticut State University in May 2016 with her Bachelor's degree in English. During her undergraduate career, she was President of the Organization of Latin American Students as well as a Resident Assistant in the Office of Housing and Residence Life. She also interned at the Intercultural Center at Eastern before joining the Southern community. As the Graduate Intern for Multicultural Affairs, Ms. Fernandez will be implementing programs and new initiatives that address issues of social justice and diversity to improve the quality of the university experience and also initiate activities for the campus community. She will be pursuing her Master's degree in Counselor Education: Student Development in Higher Education at Central Connecticut State University this Fall.