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Jasmin L. Spain

Greensboro

Assistant Vice President of Student Development & Community Standards , Pitt Community College

Jasmin L. Spain is a native of Gaston, NC, located in Northampton County, an environment which is recognized by the NC Policy Watch as a county for over numerous decades as being “persistently poor”, where only a third of the population are employed, and out of 100 counties is ranked in the top 20 of those who with the highest poverty rate in the state. As a result of faith, family, grit and resilience, he was able to overcome the pressures that come with those variables to be an image of success for his community.

He holds a Bachelor’s degree from North Carolina Wesleyan College in Exercise Science and a Master’s degree from North Carolina State University in Counselor Education with a concentration in Student Personnel in Higher Education. During his first few years as a post bachelorette, he served in the area of public health working with faith-based communities, healthy sexual behavior amongst youth, and tobacco prevention and cessation.

Jasmin also has experience serving in the community college sector, currently serving as the Assistant Vice President of Student Development & Community Standards at Pitt Community College. While at PCC, he has served in dual roles within the offices of Student Development Services as well as Institutional Advancement. In his current position, he provides vision and leadership to the areas of Student Conduct, Title IX, minority male and men’s resource initiatives, diversity and inclusion related efforts, implementation of student mentoring and leadership initiatives, and student engagement and leadership. His efforts also include establishing three student scholarships for students, two of which are for minority males, and another to provide scholarships for students participating in the College’s first year peer mentoring program. 

Jasmin also serves on the advisory boards for the North Carolina Community College System Minority Male Success Initiative (MMSI) and Student Conduct & Title IX. The NCCCS is composed of 58 community colleges within the state of North Carolina. His experience primarily lies in working with students mainly who have been labeled as “at-risk”, from low socioeconomic backgrounds including poverty, poor educational systems, high crime rates, and most notably, being first generation college students. His experiences also includes work with the global student, assisting with the preparation of our next generation of leaders.

His research interests include: The Burden of Proof and the Study of High-Achieving Black Collegians, Impact of Non-cognitive Risk Factors in the Retention and Completion of At-Risk College Students, Conditional-Acceptance Programs within Colleges and Universities, and African-American Male Retention, Persistence & Completion in Higher Education.

Jasmin is also the Founder & Chief Visionary Officer (CVO) of The M.A.I.N. Initiative, which stands for Males Addressing Issues & Needs. The purpose of The M.A.I.N. Initiative is to assist in the healthy development of the male population, with a special emphasis on young men of color.  The defined objective of this program is designed to push males to become successful from ventured holistic developmental (mental, physical, social, emotional and spiritual growth) opportunities and experiences. As a result of these teachable moments and knowledge demonstrations will be confident and courageous leaders, ambitious scholars, and ultimately valuable contributions to society through means of character, grit and perseverance.

Jasmin currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Third Street Education Center, which includes an all-boys Christian school. Jasmin has also been an active member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc for almost 20 years, where he has served in local, state and regional leadership positions, and has multiple awards for his service.