Contact Us / IC Strategic Plan

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PLEASE CHECK BACK SOON FOR A LISTING OF OUR VIRTUAL OFFICE HOURS FOR THE FALL 2020 SEMESTER with ZOOM LINKS.  

Center Hours: Monday - Friday, 9:00am-4:30pm (excluding college holidays)

 

The IC is located in Delphine Lounge along the permiter of Ferroggiaro Quad between the bookstore and Cafe Louis.

 

Saint Mary’s College of California
Intercultural Center
PMB 4617
Moraga, CA 94575-4617
(925) 631-8545
TheIC@stmarys-ca.edu

 

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   Legacy Lee (M.A., M.A.), Director 

    Pronouns: he, him, his
    E-mail: lrl2@stmarys-ca.edu
    Office Location: De LaSalle 124
    Phone: 925-631-8358

 

 

Legacy holds two M.A. degrees in African-American Studies and American Studies from Boston University, as well as a B.A. from UCLA in American Literature & Cultures.  He is passionate about helping students dissect identity, power and privilege in their own lives, as well as society at large. He enjoys facilitating dialogues on the intersections of social identities as well as building ally-ship one relationship at a time.  As the former Assistant Director of the Intercultural Center (IC), Legacy spent four years training Intercultural Development (ID) Leaders to facilitate intergroup dialogues in the first year residence halls on identity development and also to facilitate campus workshops on hot button issues.  Legacy has enjoyed his return to Saint Mary’s, where he began his higher education career in the office of Student Involvement & Leadership.  Currently he lives in San Leandro with his partner Lauren (an ‘08 SMC alum), their daughter Kamari, son Zavien and their two cats Copper & Coral.  In his precious free time he enjoys watching basketball (Go Warriors and Bruins!) creative writing, movies, cooking, gardening and camping.

 

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    Sudha Shrestha (M.Ed), Assistant Director

     Pronouns: she, her, hers
     E-mail: ss80@stmarys-ca.edu
     Office Location: 2nd Floor, Delphine Lounge
     Phone: 925-631-8545

 

Sudha is a first generation educator and co-conspirator in the pursuit of collective liberation. She is orginally from Nepal but calls Salt Lake City, Utah home. Sudha graduated from the University of Utah with bachelors in Sociology and minor in Asian Pacific American Studies. She then attended the University of San Francisco to pursue her masters degree in Higher Education & Student Affairs. Her area of passion/work is centered around social justice work within higher education, student activism, identity development, and creating spaces for counterstory narratives. In her spare time, she enjoys being in nature, reading, eating/finding places to eat, binging on tv shows, and spending quality time with her friends/family.

 

IC 3 Year Strategic Plan - adopted July 2020

 

Strategy #1: Make Delphine Lounge an Inclusive & Inviting Physical Space

  • Goal #1 - Rearrange physical layout and resources of downstairs lounge

  • Goal #2 - Host monthly affinity-based Collective Hours

  • Goal #3 - Host monthly lunch conversations with collaborative partners

  • Goal #4 - Build intentional collaboration and IC orientation for grad students (and hire grad intern if possible)

 

Strategy #2: Create Greater Campus Awareness of IC Programs/Resources

  • Goal #1 - Create monthly IC newsletter showcasing our resources and programs

  • Goal #2 - Create dynamic, visually graphic EOY report

  • Goal #3 - Survey campus about awareness of IC mission, programming and overall purpose

  • Goal #4 - Co-create/host mini social justice conference facilitated by students

 

Strategy #3: Build Collective Action through Community Collaborations

  • Goal #1 - Host annual DOC org & DOC org advisor welcome/orientation

  • Goal #2 - Enhance Fac Chat collaboration & add hybrid/virtual format option

  • Goal #3 - Utilize regional cultural center and professional organization networks

  • Goal #4 - Collaborate with CCIE sub-committees and student life partners on collective action initiatives