Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Taskforce

Governance. Purpose. Function.

Faculty, staff and students make up the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Taskforce. Members play a significant role in the development of strategies and best practices regarding diversity, equity and inclusion.

The purpose of the taskforce is to develop and promote best practices that create a more inclusive and equitable college community. The work of the taskforce will help the community educate, promote and support diversity in its broadest sense – including with respect to race and ethnicity, gender and gender identity, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, language culture, national origin, religion, age, disability status and political perspective.

Dee Nelons, Taskforce Chair


Letter from President Lin Zhou


DEI Strategic Priorities

The DEI Strategic Priorities are coming soon.


  • Dee Nelons – Chair
  • Marcus Harvey – Co-Chair
  • Lin Zhou – Ex-Officio
  • Jon Bolas – Ex-Officio
  • Karey Bryson  – Note Taker
  • Cindy Higginbottom
  • Juliette Kern
  • Agnes Figueroa
  • Steve Ashpole
  • Dan Sanford
  • Jim Androy
  • Mary Neff
  • Roland Robinson
  • Lexine Torres
  • Diane Shepard
  • Treonna Lee
  • Ray Richardson
  • Jaime Whitman – Student
  • Joe Lopez – Student