Role Models Project
ABOUT MINORITY ACCESS, INC.
By establishing a successful track record in implementing programs to improve the higher educational, professional and managerial employment of minorities,
Minority Access has done what few--if any--other educational organizations have been able to do: build a
constituency of colleges and universities as diverse as the faces of America.
In cooperating with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services,
Minority Access has
forged a partnership among 166 diverse institutions. The representatives of major research universities,
as well as primarily teaching colleges, prestigious small colleges and leading community colleges have all coalesced under the leadership of
Minority Access to share experiences and strategies for accessing, retaining, enhancing and graduating minority
student especially researchers.
Minority Access’ success in effecting interaction and mutual exchange among diverse types of minority serving institutions has not gone unnoticed by those committed to diversity. Many federal agencies have participated in
Minority Access’ programs, including its highly acclaimed internship program in which students are paid while gaining professional and research experiences. A large number of institutions, diverse in size and composition, have coalesced as
Minority Access Associates to apply their collective and collaborative strength to expanding the access, retention and graduation of minority researchers.
Minority Access was initially incorporated in January 1995 in Washington, DC and later moved its headquarters to its own stately building in Hyattsville, Maryland. Andrea
D. Mickle is President and CEO of
Minority Access. Dr. Samuel L. Myers, former education association President,
former College Presidents and an internationally renowned educator, is Chairman of and Senior Education Advisor to
Minority Access, Inc.