Minority Male Success Initiative

The Minority Male Success Initiative (MMSI) is a unique program geared specifically for minority males who attend Rowan-Cabarrus. The purpose of MMSI is to increase retention and college completion rates of minority males. The central goal is to help students be successful in their collegiate career at Rowan-Cabarrus, and produce graduates with high academic achievement and preparedness for transfer and/or employment. MMSI will also create a brotherhood among its participants that supports and expects excellence academically, socially and professionally.

The program will have an established cohort of 30 students each semester (fall and spring). The cohort model will allow for a much more personalized approach to advising and student engagement. Students will be placed in program cohorts based on their semester of entry. Upon acceptance into the program, MMSI students will have specific expectations.


Please complete a formal application of interest. Once applications are reviewed, applicants will receive a detailed email about the next steps, expectations, semester events, and other important information. For more information, please email menofsuccess@rccc.edu

Program Services

Program services include but are not limited to:

  • Faculty/Staff, Alumni and Community Mentorship
  • Specialized Career and Academic Advising
  • Academic and Life-Skills Workshops
  • Financial Advisement
  • Community Service
  • Cultural Awareness
  • Leadership and Professional Development
  • Network and Relationship Building
  • Social Events
  • Student Leadership Opportunities
  • Navigate U
  • Brotherhood Kickoff
  • Lunch and Learns/Dinner and Dialogues

Student Expectations


Attend three out of the eight MMSI program events per academic year


Meet with their assigned advisor at least once a semester


Have an active academic plan in Navigate


Meet with MMSI staff at least once a semester to check in on progress


Attend at least one M.E.N. Club event per semester


Program Events


Coming Soon…


Meet the MMSI Team

Director of Recruitment & Retention

Dr. A’Lelianne Warren



MMSI Coordinator

Mr. Christopher “Isaiah” Foote