Executive Director & Chief Executive Officer
Mohammed Alsadig's diverse background serves as a wonderful fit for leading the Greater Mankato Diversity Council. He is an immigrant who has lived in other countries and is fluent in English and Arabic. He is also a longtime Mankato resident and has a computer science degree from Minnesota State University, Mankato. He has been involved with many aspects of the community such as working with the Small Business Development Center, Mankato Public Safety, La-mano Inc. and hosting KMSU's Quiet Storm. He is also a past board member and board president of the council.
Mohammed Alsadig is recognized as a leader, a listener, and a consensus builder. In his new role and in alignment with greater Mankato Diversity Council's mission, he plans o work with other local organizations and businesses to continue community efforts in establishing an inclusive, welcoming environment within the greater Mankato area. The Greater Mankato Diversity council welcomes Mohammed Alsadig as the new Executive Director and asks others to join them in welcoming him.
Mohamed is licensed as an Intercultural Development Inventory® (IDI®) Qualified Administrator. Schedule a meeting for more information and read about intercultural competence using the IDI at idiinventory.com.
Contact Executive Director Mohamed Alsadig with any questions or to discuss opportunities.
Great presentation! Thank you! The children helped me with the comments. They said he was kind, funny, fluent and they really enjoyed him. Mohamed did a great job engaging with students. He was also very ‘easy’ to have in the classroom. Great job. He was very patient with the students with all their questions and comments."
- Teacher, 1st grade classroom
Tracy joins the Greater Mankato Diversity Council with 15 years of experience in education as a teacher, instructional coach, and curriculum leader. She believes that our differences make us stronger and that together we can continue to build a community that celebrates and embraces the beautiful diversity around us. Tracy was born and raised in Mankato. She is a graduate of Mankato Area Public Schools and holds multiple degrees from Minnesota State University - Mankato. She is excited to support the programs GMDC offers our schools, businesses, and communities.
Contact Education Director Tracy Frederick-Corcoran with any questions or to discuss opportunities.
Education Advisor, former Education Director
It was supposed to be a melting pot, but when Kuma came to the U.S. from Japan in the '80s, what he found was "Chunky Stew." Kuma, as a biologist, an electrical engineer, and an educator, worked in many areas, including the private sector and higher education system.
Everywhere he went he strongly felt diversity was a strength but "we were not tapping into it." Humans are inquisitive and curious beings. Difference triggers fear, but he hopes, with our effort, the curiosity/inquisitiveness will eventually take over and people will start learning each others' differences and start recognizing the power of diversity! Kuma joined the Greater Diversity staff in the summer of 2011.
Kuma is licensed as an Intercultural Development Inventory® (IDI®) Qualified Administrator Contact Kuma for more information and read about intercultural competence using the IDI at idiinventory.com.
Contact Kuma Takamura with any questions or to discuss opportunities.
Administrative Assistant, Creative Coordinator
Selena is originally from St. Paul and has been residing in Mankato since 2015. Recently, she successfully obtained her Bachelor of Fine Arts and Master of Art degrees from Minnesota State University, Mankato. Selena actively participates in the vibrant creative community of Greater Mankato and firmly recognizes the significance of embracing diverse cultures through education and awareness, especially the arts. In her free time, Selena skillfully crafts sculptures that authentically celebrate her rich cultural heritage as a Latina artist.
Contact Selena Medellin with any questions or to discuss opportunities.
Thank you for coming in. Hands on activities are so fun! Kids were engaged! Thank you!"
- Teacher, 1st grade classroom
The Greater Mankato Diversity Council just wouldn't be the same without our student staff, interns, and volunteers!
Intern, Spring 2023
Reke supported GMDC by researching, reviewing, and drafting potential grant applications, created content for the GMDC website and newsletters, and performed website updates.
She completed Communications Studies at MNSU-Mankato, and received her Master of Science in Spring 2023.