Program Coordinators

Mr. Luis Ellis

Mr. Luis EllisMr. Luis Ellis Program Advisor—Mesa Community College

Luis Ellis is an Academic Advisor in the Office of Multicultural/ESL services at Mesa Community College. He is the Co-Advisor of the Black Student Union and Male Empowerment Network (M.E.N).

Mr. Ellis grew up in Panama City, Panama. At the age of 18, he relocated to the United States to pursue his bachelor’s degree in Social Work. Upon completing his degree, he enlisted in the United States Army. During his 6-year, active duty term, Luis served both stateside as well as abroad, in countries such as Bosnia, Croatia, Germany and Kuwait. While serving his country, Luis received extensive leadership training, worked side-by-side in unified efforts with various branches of the military, and interacted directly with the civilian population in humanitarian relief efforts alongside allied forces.

After his military service, Luis began working as an academic advisor at Gateway Community College. While at Gateway, Luis worked in many capacities, to include: Interim Coordinator of the ‘Achieving a College Education program’ (ACE) and Co-Advisor of the ‘Hispanic Student Association’.

During this time, Mr. Ellis returned to school to pursue his master’s degree in Education. After 5 years at Gateway, Luis transitioned to MCC, and began work as a college recruiter.

After 2 years in Recruitment, Luis returned to the advisement arena, where he feels he has the greatest impact on student success. As an Advisor in the Multicultural/ESL Services, Luis assists students daily. He provides both potential and current students with a multitude of tools and resources, as well as the necessary guidance to successfully navigate higher education here at MCC.

Luis Ellis is a dedicated professional who is fully vested in helping others achieve their educational endeavors.

Dr. Scheherazade Forman

Dr. Scheherazade FormanDr. Scheherazade Forman Dean, Student Success and Engagement—Prince George’s Community College  

Dr. Forman has over 25 years of progressive higher education experience and has worked in many areas of student affairs and student services. She has advanced her career from the Administrative Assistant to the Vice President of Student Affairs to the Dean of Student Success and Engagement. During that time she held numerous positions and obtained her Bachelor of Science and Master of Science from the University of Maryland University College and her Doctorate of Education from Morgan State University.

She completed leadership training with the National Council of African American Affairs, the Institute for the Development of Multicultural Administrators and Faculty Community College Leadership Fellows Program and the NASPA 2015 Aspiring Chief Student Affairs Officer Institute. Additionally, she was the 2015 recipient of the NISOD Excellence Award.

Currently, Dr. Forman provides strategic leadership for Student Success and Engagement at Prince George’s Community College through a proactive participatory style of management.

Her supervisory experience has covered large and small teams, professionals, faculty, students and support staff. Dr. Forman is the wife of Rev. Anthony L. Forman, the mother of seven and grandmother of ten. She is a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.