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Diversity Committee

Purpose

The Diversity Committee is a standing committee of the Planning Council that supports the development and maintenance of a safe, inclusive, respectful, and welcoming environment for faculty, staff and students where all members of the College community may thrive personally, academically and professionally. 

Charge

Support the mission, values and goals of the College by assisting in the development of an institutional diversity plan and related strategic initiatives.

Goals

  • Identify and advocate for matters of diversity, equity, and inclusion at the institutional level.  
  • Support TMCC in its efforts to capitalize on the educational, economic and civic benefits of diversity.
  • Further strengthen the College climate of respect, civility, and mutual appreciation. 
  • Foster initiatives that help TMCC attain its goals of open access and equal opportunity.
  • Providing leadership and centralized support for college-wide diversity related sub-committees.

Committee Composition

Membership on the Diversity Committee is voluntary and strives to include campus-wide representation from individuals who have demonstrated a strong commitment to diversity and represents compositional, structural, and functional diversity.  

Chairs

YeVonne Allen, Adine Stormoen

Membership

Cross-section of College faculty and staff.

Current Members

YeVonne Allen, Amber Burroughs, Amy Cavanaugh, Hieu Do, Rain Donohue, Julie Ellsworth, Meeghan Gray, Blisin Hestiyas, Andy Hughes, Jay Jorgenson, Kerry Kuster, Raquel Levine, Miguel Martinez, Tina May, Jon Reddick-Lau, Micaela Rubalcava, Adine Stormoen, Sidney Sullivan, Candice Vialpando, Jennifer Zarco

Subcommittees

The following committees are subcommittees of the TMCC Diversity Committee :

  • Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Committee
    Chair: Thomas Kearns
  • Faculty of Color Coalition
    Chairs: Carlos Castro Peralta, Brendan Patin
  • Friends and Allies of LGBTQ Committee
    Chair: YeVonne Allen
  • HSI Taskforce
    Chairs: YeVonne Allen, Andy Hughes, Laura Vargas
  • Sustainability Champions Committee
    Chair: Cecilia Vigil

Meeting Dates and Times

Meetings will take place online via Zoom unless otherwise noted. All are welcome to attend.

Fall 2021 

  • Friday, Sept. 17, 9–10 a.m.
  • Friday, Oct. 15, 3–5 p.m.
    • There will be an UndocuALLY training during this meeting. Join us using the regular meeting link.
  • Friday, Nov. 5, 9–10 a.m.
  • Friday, Dec. 3, 3–4 p.m.

Join the Diversity Committee Listserv (DIVERSITY-L) for updates.