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Equity and Inclusion

Diversity Council

Mission

Edmonds Community College Diversity Council provides leadership to create a diverse, inclusive and respectful community that achieves equity for all.

Purpose

Edmonds Community College Diversity Council provides leadership to fulfill the College mission of strengthening our diverse community. Diversity Council is advisory to the President and President’s Cabinet in areas of diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Initiatives

1. Student Success: Review and recommend proven strategies that increase access and success to reduce opportunity gaps.

2. Cultural Proficiency: Expand our learning and shared understanding of diversity, equity, and inclusion.

3. Community Partnerships: Expand partnerships with diverse community groups in response to our mutual needs.

Structure

Membership

The council's membership comprises up to 22 employee members who are selected and confirmed to serve two-year terms, not to exceed four consecutive years and three student members who are selected and confirmed to serve one-year terms, not to exceed two consecutive terms.

Makeup of Membership

1 – Arts, Culture, and Civic Engagement (ACCE)
2 – College Relations
1 – Community Liaison
1 – Finance and Operations
2 – Human Resources
6 – Instruction (1 Dean, 3 Faculty, 1 CID, 1 Instructional employee)
2 – International Education
1 – President's Cabinet (Vice President)
3 – Student Services
3 – Students (1 ASEdCC Diversity Liaison, 2 Selected by ASA)
2 – Workforce
1 – Special Assistant to the President for Equity and Inclusion (co-chair)

Members are representative of different employee constituency groups. Each member commits to attending all monthly meetings of the Diversity Council.

Terms: Employee members serve two-year terms, not to exceed four consecutive years. Members' terms are staggered. Student members serve one-year terms not to exceed more than two years consecutively. A rotating co-chair is selected by the council to serve for one academic year. Exceptions may be made by President's Cabinet.

Selection of Members: Vacant positions are announced. Applications and nominations are screened by the Diversity Council Leadership Team. The Diversity Council and President's Cabinet confirms membership.

Leadership

Leadership Team (up to five members): Up to five individuals are selected from within the council membership to serve on a leadership team to provide focus and leadership for the council. The leadership team meets bi-weekly to help plan and organize council initiatives.

Principle Administrator: The Special Assistant to the President for Equity and Inclusion serves as the principle administrator of the council.

Co-chairs: The Special Assistant to the President for Equity and Inclusion serves as one of the co-chairs. A rotating co-chair is selected by the council to serve for one academic year. This position rotates between a staff member, faculty member, and student.

Meetings

Meetings are held the third Thursday of each month from 2-4 p.m.

Contact Information

Tonya M. Drake, Ph.D., Principle Administrator
Special Assistant to the President for Equity and Inclusion
tonya.drake@edcc.edu | 425.640.1562