Faculty of Color Coalition Committee - Committees - Truckee Meadows Community College

Faculty of Color Coalition


The Faculty of Color Coalition (FOC) is a subcommittee of the TMCC Diversity Committee. Membership of FOC is voluntary and strives to include campus-wide representation from academic and administrative faculty who self-identify as faculty of color or faculty of color allies.


We seek to foster an environment that supports the voices of faculty of color and creates a greater sense of community and mutual support among the faculty and staff of color through mentoring and networking.


  • Provide a forum for exchanging ideas and discussing relevant topics to faculty and staff of color at TMCC.
  • Offer faculty of color an opportunity to feel connected, to learn from and help each other.
  • Create a support group that will affect the success and retention of faculty of color.
  • Further, identify and grow professional development programming addressing the needs unique to the faculty of color at TMCC.
  • Support TMCC students through mentorship; Students of Color Mentorship Program.
  • Provide recommendations and assistance for TMCC recruitment initiatives.


All meetings will take place online via Zoom unless otherwise noted.

Fall 2022

  • TBA


Brendan Patin, John Galicia

Committee Members

  • Ayodeke Akinola, Assistant Director, Facilities Operations and Capital Planning
  • YeVonne Allen, Program Director, Equity, Inclusion, and Sustainability
  • Nicole Barnes, Financial Aid Coordinator, Financial Aid, Scholarships and Student Employment
  • Gabriela Brochu, Chair/Professor, Humanities
  • Carlos Castro Peralta, Adult and Non-Traditional Student Recruiter, Recruitment and Access Center
  • Gabriel Chavez, Professor,  Foreign Languages
  • Yuli Chavez Camarena, Program Director, Recruitment and Access Center (RAC)
  • Vanina Coudriet, Hospitality & Tourism Instructor & Coordinator, Social Sciences and Business
  • Melissa Deadmond, Associate Dean, Assessment and Planning
  • Hieu Do, Professor, Mathematics
  • Felipe Gutierrez De Alba, Veterans Program Coordinator, Admissions and Records
  • John Galicia, Lieutenant, University Police Department
  • Blisin Hestiyas, Professor, Mathematics
  • Andy Hughes, Director, Admissions and Records
  • James Kuzhippala, CHS Professor Biology and Community Health Science
  • Jonathan Lam, Professor, Mathematics
  • Miguel Martinez, Coordinator, Equity, Inclusion, and Sustainability
  • Olga Mesina, Specialist, Disability Resource Center
  • LaTara Misher, Financial Aid Coordinator, Financial Aid, Scholarships and Student Employment
  • Elizabeth Ortiz, Specialist, Career Hub
  • Brendan Patin, Pre Admissions Associate, Admissions and Records
  • Cynthia Pierrott, Program Director, Adult Basic Education
  • Kofi Poku, Professor, Business, History, and Political Science
  • Lee Raubolt, Assistant Director, Admissions and Records
  • Micaela Rubalcava, Professor of Education, Social Sciences and Business
  • Maria Sandra Jimenez, TRIO SSS Director, Vice President of Student Services and Diversity 
  • Megan Van, Executive Assistant, Vice President of Student Services and Diversity 
  • Cecilia Vigil, Professor, Biology