Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee

Committee Vision

North Central State College strives to explore, learn about, educate, address, and respond to the diversity of the human experience.

We prepare our students to understand people with diverse perspectives and backgrounds by teaching critical thinking, empathy, and a deeper appreciation of others.

We create an inclusive, equitable, culturally competent, and supportive environment where staff, faculty, students and administration model behavior that enriches our community.

Committee Mission

The purpose of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at North Central State College is to create a culture of belonging by developing and implementing a comprehensive strategic diversity plan focusing on the following categories:

  1. Increasing diversity of the student body
  2. Closing equity gaps
  3. Hiring and retaining diverse faculty and staff
  4. Providing training and professional development

Committee Charge

  • Enhance the cultural and diversity awareness and competence of employees and students
  • Foster an educational system that values the development of human potential, cultural and ethnic diversity, and understanding
  • Prepare students for full and meaningful participation in a changing world
  • Promote employment diversity
  • Promote equitable and fair treatment of all persons in every aspect of campus life
  • Review and provide input to policies, procedures, and practices, as applicable, to advance diversity and social justice on campus

Members

  • Dr. Toni Johnson
  • Dr. Dorey Diab
  • Pam Barrett
  • Randy Blankenship
  • Sharon Conley
  • Mohamed Ghonimy
  • Doug Hanuscin
  • Deb Hysell
  • Barb Keener
  • Dave Koepke
  • Lisa Music
  • Margaret Puckett
  • Melinda Roepke
  • Michelle Slattery
  • Ginny Telego (Community Partner)

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