Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Committee - Cleveland Community College, Shelby, NC Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Committee

The College commits to dismantling structural barriers to equity by investing in equity-focused policies, practices, and behaviors that work to support all students and employees.

The Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Committee was created to identify and recommend a college-wide plan, in support of the College mission and strategic plan, that promotes a welcoming and collaborative spirit, a culture of civility, respect, and understanding.  

Committee Members:
Nedra Maddox (Committee Chair), Maria Mendoza-Pineda (HR Representative), Becky Donaldson, Leslie Farris, Dr. Christina Hill, Dr. Justin Jackson, Omar Porter

Equity is promoting justice, impartiality and fairness within the procedures, processes, and distribution of resources by institutions or systems.  Tackling equity issues requires an understanding of the root causes of outcome disparities within our society.

Diversity is the presence of differences that may include race, gender, religion, sexual orientation, ethnicity, nationality, socioeconomic status, language, (dis)ability, age, religious commitment, or political perspective.  This includes populations that have been-and remain- underrepresented among practitioners in the field and marginalized in the broader society.

Inclusion is an outcome to ensure those that are diverse actually feel and/or are welcomed.  Inclusion outcomes are met when you, your institution, and your program are truly inviting to all.  It reflects the degree to which diverse individuals are able to participate fully in the decision-making processes and development opportunities within an organization or group.

EDI Timeline – 2020 to Present

September 2020Dr. Hurst invites members to form new Diversity Committee
September 2020First meeting, create motto and purpose
October 2020Change name to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee
December 2020Change name to Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Committee
December 2020Yeti Strong diversity campaign – social media, campus monitors
January 2021EDI Committee training, One Step At a Time Consulting
January 2021EDI webpage launch
February 2021CCC Black History and social media presence
March 2021Women’s History Month social media presence
March 2021Meet with Dr. Hurst with proposal for further training
April 2021Formal introduction to faculty/staff on Professional Development Day
April 2021EDI email to campus inviting input
April 2021Sub committee creation – EDI archives, social media, website/email
April 2021Celebrate Diversity Activity – Spring Fling 2021
May 2021Retain One Step At a Time Consulting
June 2021Courageous Conversation – Crip Camp movie discussion
June 2021Create EDI logo
June 2021Climate survey sent to staff
September 2021Climate survey sent to faculty
October 2021Courageous Conversation – TED Talk on Equity
November 2021EDI Committee redesign – formalize policy and strategic plan
November 2021Approve new membership application and member structure
February 2022President’s Cabinet Interviews – One Step At a Time Consulting
March 2022Focus Group Meetings – One Step At a Time Consulting  
March 2022Participated in STI Fabrics’ event “In Their Shoes: A Prison-to-Community Simulation”

Want to join the conversation? Contact us at edi@clevelandcc.edu.