April 10, 2017; WOOD TV
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — Grand Rapids Community Colleges first African-American president will help lead a task force aimed at erasing racial disparities in Grand Rapids.
Born and raised in Mexico City, Paola Mendivil came to Tijuana, Baja California when she was 12.
… But after graduating high school, Mendivil received a scholarship to attend Grand Rapids Community College. Although she may have doubted herself, she knew people were watching her and looking at her as an example. She knew friends that didn’t have the same opportunity that she did.