Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 45.97
Liaison Alison Pugh
Submission Date Jan. 16, 2013
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Edmonds Community College
PAE-6: Diversity and Equity Coordination

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Amy Johnson
Center for Service Learning Program Manager
Center for Student Engagement and Leadership
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Does the institution have a diversity and equity committee?:

The charter or mission statement of the committee or a brief description of the committee's purview and activities :

The Diversity Council’s Mission is to assert leadership in the area of diversity by creating a culture of inclusion across Edmonds Community College and its surrounding community. The Council fulfills this purpose through a strategic plan that incorporates the college’s institutional performance goals of providing access to educational opportunities, supporting student success, creating a positive place to work and learn and the Council’s additional initiative of promoting community-wide involvement in the college’s diversity efforts.

Members of the committee, including job titles and affiliations :

Edmonds CC: VP of Student Services, Executive Assistant to the VP of Student Services, Dean of Student Services, VP of Human Resources, Executive Director of Diversity Affairs, Program Manager of the Diversity Student Center, Student Executive Officer for Diversity, Student Executive Officer for Administrative Liaison, Director of the Arts, Culture, and Civic Engagement Initiative

The website URL where information about the diversity and equity committee is available:
Does the institution have a diversity and equity office?:

A brief description of the diversity office:

There are two diversity offices on campus: Diversity Student Center and the Office of Diversity Affairs. The Diversity Student Center provides support and resources to diverse students, representing differences of age, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, social class, etc. Resources include textbook rentals, laptop rentals, cultural events and activities, workshops, speaker series, etc. The Office of Diversity Affairs houses the Diversity Coordinator although this is currently under re-org.

The number of people employed in the diversity office:

The website URL where information about the diversity and equity office is available:
Does the institution have a diversity and equity coordinator?:

Diversity coordinator’s name:
Dr. Tonya Drake

Diversity coordinator's position title:
Special Assistant to the President for Equity and Inclusion

A brief description of the diversity coordinator's position:

The Special Assistant is charged with assessing the effectiveness of all diversity and outreach program and services on campus and is expected to lead Edmonds CC to measurable improvements in organizational climate and recruitment/retention in a diverse community. The position provides leadership in the planning, promotion, and advancement of a campus culture that values equity, diversity, and inclusiveness.

The website URL where information about the diversity and equity coordinator is available:

The College's structure of diversity offices are going under transition. In December 2012, the college recently hired a Special Assistant to the President for Equity and Inclusion, and she will begin on January 2nd, 2013. Her first task is to assess the current status of diversity, equity, and inclusion of our entire campus, including students, staff, faculty, and administration. She will act as Diversity Coordinator and oversee diversity-related programs on campus.

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