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MCISA Professional Staff

Colette CummingsColette Cummings

Associate Dean of Students & Director

Colette has been with Webster for over 15 years. She has multiple roles within Student Affairs. In addition to being the director of the MCISA, she has oversight of Student Activities and is also the Judicial Officer for the campus. Colette is also an adjunct professor in the College of Arts and Science and the School of Communications. Colette also serves as a mentor to young professionals working in the areas of cultural diversity and judicial affairs.

Colette’s responsibilities within the office include:

  • Supervising staff
  • Providing support and direction for the department in accomplishing its goals and objectives
  • Counseling Students
  • Representing and promoting the department to campus and community constituents
  • Providing ombudsman services to students, faculty. and staff

Larry MorrisLarry Morris

Assistant Director of Multicultural Affairs

Larry is a Webster alumnus graduating with honors in both 2008 (Audio Engineering, B.A.) and 2016 (Media Communications M.A.). Highly involved in campus life while working towards his undergraduate degree, one of his on-campus jobs was programming at the MCISA, a skill which he would use heavily later in many critical real-world positions. Outside of Webster, Larry is a musical artist, entrepreneur, scholar, and self-proclaimed “connector” who’s highly active on the Saint Louis music scene contributing immensely to preserving and promoting the culture of Saint Louis through touring, lectures, community work, and more.

Larry’s responsibilities include:

  • Create and oversee programs that align with the mission and objectives of the MCISA and Webster University
  • Supervise, assign tasks, guide, assist and evaluate student programming staff
  • Advise individual students and student organizations on matters relating to programming, academics, and social engagement
  • Serve as department liaison for community initiatives and strategic collaborations
  • Fulfill any tasks assigned by the director and assistant director as needed

Rene MurphRene Murph

Department Associate

Rene has been with the MCISA department for more than 25 years.  She is a mother away from home to many students, a biological parent, a foster parent, and an advocate for children with mental illness or behavior disorders.  She loves working directly with students at Webster University and preparing them for the diverse workforce that they will encounter when they graduate.

Rene’s responsibilities include:

  • Train, Supervise and monitor student employees
  • Manage information and general office administration
  • Manage departmental budgets
  • Monitor activities of the MCISA Lounge

Student Staff