Elizabeth Zavala-Acevez, Ph.D. has received some exciting news at Cal State Fullerton and has accepted a position as the Associate Vice President of Student Affairs—Congratulations, Liz! This is very bittersweet for MPACE as it means that she will be stepping down from the board and will not assume the position of President this July.
We are thrilled for Liz and are exceptionally grateful for the years of service she has given to MPACE. We wish her the best in her new position! The MPACE bylaws state that if the President vacates their position before transitioning into the role, the current President will appoint a new person to the position with the Board's approval.
We are excited to announce that Melissa Kraft has graciously agreed to fill that role! As the outgoing Director of Membership, Melissa has been involved with many different committees/projects and has a great pulse on the goals of the organization. Most important, she was one of the members spearheading the addition of the new Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Director position.
Diversity, equity, and inclusion is at the forefront of taking this organization to the next level and Melissa’s passion for this cause is one of the reasons she is the perfect choice for this role!