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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 the exchange of ideas and the discussion of 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 2021  

  • Sept. 14, 2021, at 2–3:30 p.m.
  • Oct. 12, 2021, at 2–3:30 p.m.
  • Nov. 9, 2021, at 2–3:30 p.m.
  • Dec. 14, 2021, at 2–3:30 p.m.


Carlos Castro-Peralta, Brendan Patin

Committee Members

  • Ayodele Akinola, Assistant Director, Facilities Operations and Capital Planning
  • YeVonne Allen, Program Director, Equity, Inclusion, and Sustainability
  • Nayesdi Badillo-Delgado, Jacobs Presidential Scholars Program Coordinator, Recruitment and Access Center (RAC)
  • Gabriela Brochu, Chair/Professor, Humanities
  • 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, Instructor, Mathematics
  • Lisa Farmer, Executive Assistant to the President, Office of the President
  • Precious Hall, Professor of Political Science, Business, History, and Political Science
  • Andy Hughes, Director, Admissions and Records
  • Mari Jimenez-Ortiz, GEAR UP Ambassador Coordinator, Recruitment and Access Center (RAC)
  • James Kuzhippala, CHS Instructor, Biology and Community Health Science
  • Jonathan Lam, Instructor, Mathematics
  • Miguel Martinez, Coordinator, Equity, Inclusion, and Sustainability
  • Ashlyn Moreno, Grants Specialist, TMCC Foundation - Grants Office
  • Barb Painter, Executive Assistant, Vice President of Academic Affairs
  • Cynthia Pierrott, Program Director, Adult Basic Education
  • Kofi Poku, Instructor, Business, History, and Political Science
  • Lee Raubolt, Assistant Director, Admissions and Records
  • Micaela Rubalcava, Professor of Education, Social Sciences and Business
  • Nicole Shimabuku, Coordinator, Student Life and Development
  • Joshua Shinn, English Professor, English Department
  • Jose Torres-Jasso, Research Analyst, Institutional Research
  • Cameron Tuttle, Counseling Coordinator, Counseling Center
  • Kelley Wong, Program Coordinator, Career Hub