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