Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 45.12
Liaison Stefanie Smith
Submission Date Aug. 13, 2012
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Stark State College
PAE-6: Diversity and Equity Coordination

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Stefanie Smith
Sustainability Coordinator
Academic Affairs
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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 :

"Exploring and Appreciating Differences – Building and Celebrating our Community"

The Diversity Task Force was formed in 2010 to provide input and guidance to the college in terms of on-going cultural competence training.

Members of the committee, including job titles and affiliations :

Dr. Lada Gibson-Shreve - Dean, Liberal Arts
Thomas Chiappini - COO and Treasurer
Wendy Ford - Dean of Teaching and Learning
Murray Hooten III - Retention Specialist
Merele Kinsley - United Way
Carrilyn Long - Dean, Education and Human & Social Services
Cheri Rice, Chair - Vice President, Student Services and Enrollment Management
Laurie Shankle - Executive Assistant to the President
Robin Tyler - Multicultural Student Affairs Director

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:

Stark State College provides services to multicultural students to maximize access for educational opportunities and to create a campus environment that is representative of the racial and ethnic diversity in society at large. The goal of this commitment is to assist multicultural students in reaching personal, academic and career goals at Stark State and beyond. The Office of Multicultural Affairs is available to provide:
• academic, personal and group counseling
• referrals for scholarships, financial assistance, career counseling, tutoring, mentoring and internship programs
• coordination of various services with academic and non-academic Stark State offices
Other support activities include:
• coordinating communications between the student services office and the multicultural student community
• liaison between Stark State and various community agencies
• promotion of cultural diversity programs.
For more information, call the Office of Multicultural Student Affairs at 330-494-6170, Ext. 4274.

Website: www.starkstate.edu/content/multicultural-student-affairs

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:
Robin Tyler

Diversity coordinator's position title:
Director of Multicultural Student Affairs

A brief description of the diversity coordinator's position:

The Director of Multicultural Student Affairs will provide leadership and administration in the development and implementation of services and programs for multicultural students. The incumbent in this job is expected to work with students, faculty, staff, and other community constituents to strengthen and enhance the efforts of the College towards developing a more culturally sensitive campus community, and provide quality programs that strengthen connections both within the campus community and with local community organizations. The incumbent in this position will be responsible for developing strategic initiatives that address the goals and objectives set forth in the mission of the department and the college as a whole.

This function will provide short-and long-range planning and promotion of services for the Department. The incumbent is responsible for establishing goals, objectives, and strategies for the Department.

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

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