Diversity Committee

Diverse Group


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. 


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


  • 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.  


Juana Reynoza-Gomez


Cross-section of College faculty and staff.

Current Members

YeVonne Allen, Steven Bale, Amber Burroughs, Amy Cavanaugh, Rain Donohue, Julie Ellsworth, Meeghan Gray, Blisin Hestiyas, Andy Hughes, Maria Sandra Jimenez, Thomas Kearns, Kerry Kuster, Megan Lahti, Miguel Martinez, Tina May, Brendan Patin, Jon Reddick-Lau, Juana Reynoza-Gomez, Micaela Rubalcava, Adine Stormoen, Sidney Sullivan, Cecilia Vigil

2023–2024 Diversity Advocates


The following committees are subcommittees of the TMCC Diversity Committee :

  • Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Committee
    Chair: Steven Bale
  • Faculty of Color Coalition
    Chairs: John Galicia, Maria Sandra Jimenez
  • Foster Youth Committee
    Chair: Annalisa Walker
  • Friends and Allies of LGBTQ Committee
    Chair: Vacant
  • Sustainability Champions Committee
    Chair: Cecilia Vigil

Meetings will take place every four weeks on Monday 11–11:45 a.m. via Zoom unless otherwise noted. All are welcome to attend.

Spring 2024

  • Monday, Feb. 14, 11–11:45 a.m.
  • Monday, March 4, 11–11:45 a.m.
  • Monday, April 1, 11–11:45 a.m.
  • Monday, April 29, 11–11:45 a.m.

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