June 5, 2017

The Mendocino College Board of Trustees approved the naming of “Pomo Plaza” at their monthly meeting held May 10.  Mendocino College established a monument to recognize the Pomo communities and help create a more culturally respectful and inclusive campus climate as part of their continued equity work. This initiative aligns with the Board of Trustees goal of strengthening the College’s inclusive, equitable, and ethnically diverse culture to be more welcoming to all students and increase access and support for underrepresented groups including Native American students.   
Pomo Plaza will be located on the Mendocino College, Ukiah Campus in the area between the Library Learning Center and the Lowery Student Center.  The location will be prominently marked with a stone monument that acknowledges and highlights the experiences and numerable positive contributions of Native American people as well as the importance of the Pomo cultures in our communities.
Mendocino College plans to hold an unveiling and naming ceremony upon completion of the project.