The District's Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee's purpose is to identify the offices and areas of the college responsible for implementing the goals of the Diversity Task Force Plan and Student Equity Plan, set up timelines for implementation, and determine the mechanisms by which we will evaluate the progress.
The members of the committee are composed primarily of employees in specified positions whose job duties provide them the ability to deal directly with major aspects of the Diversity Task Force and Student Equity Plans. This will ensure that the people on this committee have experience and engagement in diversity issues as well as the authority to implement the goals of the plan. The committee will also include two community members.
Committee Chair: Dr. Patricia van Leeuwaarde Moonsammy
EA to the Committee Chair: Kathy Wright
Administrative Senate: Luis Alcazar
Classified Senate: Francine Turner
Faculty Senate: Jeannette McClendon and Dr. Kathryn Bousquet
Associated Senate NVC Students: Jhanine Mizona and Victor Cruz
Academic Affairs: Dr. Sara Parker
Human Resources, Training & Development: Charo Albarran
Student Affairs: Oscar De Haro, Robin Darcangelo
Student Life: Benjamin Quesada
Counseling and Student Success: Dr. Alejandro Guerrero
Bias Incident Team Coordinator: Damien Sandoval
Disability Support Programs and Services: Tyler Downie
Budget and Planning Committee: vacant
Research, Planning & Institutional Effectiveness: Dr. Robyn WornallCommunity Members: Jose Hernandez and Dr. Sherry Tennyson
Revised September 11, 2017
The Equity and Inclusivity District Committee of Napa Valley College acknowledges that society is composed of many groups and individuals whose diverse social, physical and cultural backgrounds are the source of innovation and creative problem solving. As a result, the College has a responsibility to cultivate and sustain the richness of different perspectives and experiences for the growth of the community as learners and workers.
The committee fosters understanding and acceptance of groups and individuals composed of all cultures and identities, including but not limited to: economic status, disabilities, ethnicity, gender identity and expression, national origin, religion, race, age, sexual orientation, or veteran status. We recognize:
- the need to promote and sustain a culture of respect and safe environments on campus
- the connection between fostering diversity at the college and ongoing student success
- the value in raising awareness of historic or ongoing social and economic inequities and working towards a community rooted in mutual respect, equal opportunity and acceptance
- Promote and cultivate safe spaces on campus.
- Encourage diversity in college curriculum, both at the course level and the program/certificate level.
- Support activities on campus that promote diversity and inclusivity.
- Work with groups and individuals (staff, faculty, administrators, students and community) in raising awareness for diversity issues
- Serve as an advisory committee to the Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Plan.
- Maintain campus climate as related to issues of diversity and inclusivity.
- Recommend institutional priorities related to inclusivity and diversity to the Planning Committee and other appropriate bodies.