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New Director Of Black Student Services Continues Advocacy Work

Thursday, July 9, 1998

FORT COLLINS--A Colorado State University alumna, who started as the new director of Black Student Services on July 1, plans to continue a legacy of service to minority students on campus.

Jennifer Williams Molock, a 1984 graduate from Colorado State, will continue building on the multicultural programs, classes, training sessions and workshops developed over 16 years by Blanche Hughes, former director of Black Student Services.

"My most important responsibility will be to keep Black Student Services ready and available to help all students no matter what their needs may be," Molock said. "And, although it's a bit overwhelming to step into a job that Blanche has performed so effectively over the years, I'm looking forward to the challenges and opportunities ahead and especially the rewards of working with such an outstanding staff."

In addition to her new responsibilities, Molock will be completing her doctoral requirements this month in higher education administration with an emphasis on student personnel administration from Teachers College at Columbia University. She received her master's degree in 1990 in college student personnel administration and counseling and counselor education from Indiana University-Bloomington.

Previous to her posting as director of Black Student Services, Molock was counselor at the Educational Opportunity Center in Adams County. From 1993-96 she was complex director and graduate resident assistant at Columbia University and director of Student Life for Educational Housing Services in New York. In addition, she was an adjunct faculty member at the College of New Rochelle and at Western Carolina University-North Carolina, teaching assistant at Columbia University's Teachers College and a substitute teacher at Denver Pubic Schools.

From 1990-93, Molock was assistant to the vice chancellor for student development and director of Minority Student Affairs at Western Carolina University.

At Black Student Services at Colorado State, Molock designed, developed and implemented a companion program for African-American children in the Fort Collins community from 1980-84. She also was counselor in 1983 for the Upward Bound Program at the university and served as an intern for the Mile High United Way volunteer center.

Molock was born in Florida and has been married a year to Jay Molock, who is in law enforcement. Her stepson, Gary Molock, is 12 years old.

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