History of the Office of Multicultural Affairs
The Office of Multicultural Affairs at Creighton University first started at Creighton University in the late 1960s during the aftermath of the Civil Rights Movement. Locally here in Omaha and at Creighton--many Creighton staff, students, and faculty advocated for civil rights and promoted equality and justice for all in the local Omaha community. Perhaps no one more important to this fight in Creighton's history was Fr. John P. Markoe, S.J.
And since our history is important to note as we move forward, it is important to document the start of the Office of Multicultural Affairs at Creighton University.
The first office for Minority Affairs is created. Mr. Charles Rucker is appointed Associate Dean for Minority Affairs and holds the position until 1972.
Mr. Sam Crawford, Associate Vice President of Student Services, is co-appointed Director of Minority Affairs.
Mr. Reggie Morris is appointed Coordinator of Multicultural Student Services.
The Office of Minority Affairs is renamed the Office of Multicultural Affairs and Mr. Ricardo Ariza is appointed Director of the Office of Multicultural Affairs.