Meet the Staff

Wilma Crespo NievesWilma Crespo Nieves, Director
Wilma, who holds degrees in environmental science and policy, credits her transition into higher education to positive co-curricular engagement experiences. Previous roles include admissions counselor and academic advisor. She is a native of Puerto Rico and a first-generation college graduate.

Doris Clemmons, Associate Director
Doris is dedicated to the academic success of students and champions the rights of all students. Doris holds a doctorate in Staff Development / Instructional Leadership in Multicultural Program Development from UMass Amherst; a master's degree in Instructional Application of Computers/Future Studies; and a bachelor of arts in Urban Education.

Chona Lauyan, Assistant Director 
Chona is the enthusiastic and passionate lead of Marketing and Publicity. She previously worked with the  United Nations Refugee Program in the Philippines as an educator, supporting Vietnamese, Laotians, Cambodians, Hmong and Montagnard displaced refugee youths in their transition to life in the United States and other countries.

Willie PopeWillie Pope, Assistant Director
Willie holds a bachelor's degree in Sports Management/Economics from UMass Amherst. He is a dedicated student affairs professional committed to the success and overall development of students. His primary goal is to provide students with the necessary tools and resources to clearly define their personal and professional goals.


Michelle Youngblood, Associate Director 

 Michelle leada the cultural centers and multiple co-curricular programming for our diverse students. Her deep commitment to DEI, incredible skills, and creativity make her a perfect fit for this position.She continues her phenomenal work training and supporting graduate students and student staff in developing programs, improving systems, and collaborating with student groups and other SACL offices.

Michelle has expertise in supporting men of color in higher education and program assessment. She has been on the UMass Amherst campus since 1998, first as a recruiter in Admissions, then as an advisor in the Native American Student Services Office. She has been with CMASS since January, 2008.


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