Director of Diversity and Inclusion:
Keith F. Fuller
Adams, Rhonda J. (MC)
Becirovic, Adis (FP)
Bird, Amy E. (FV)
English-Abram, Lesley D. (CC)
Fowler, Cheryl L. (FP)
Gowe, Shaneil (Student)
Habib, Amna (Student)
Hawasli, Khouloud H. (C)
Kirkley, Brian S. (C)
Mosby, Tanisha D. (C)
Nixon, Gwendolyn G. (FV)
Roffle, Angela H. (FP)
Savarino, Paula M. (M)
Smejkal, Christopher H. (M)
Sperruzza, Denise M. (M)
Tarte, Gina M. (C)
Wagganer, Annie (FV) Co-Chair
White, Amanda M. (M) Co-Chair
Wilkinson, Lisa R. (M)
Yezbick, Daniel (W)
(FP) Forest Park
(FV) Florissant Valley
(C) Cosand Center
(CC) Corporate College
Diversity at St. Louis Community College
Diversity: It’s in Our Mission!
St. Louis Community College expands minds and changes lives every day. We create accessible, dynamic learning environments focused on the needs of our diverse communities.
STLCC spells … Diversity!
St. Louis Community College will foster an atmosphere of appreciation for all people, regardless of race, color, creed, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status or class.
Diversity and Inclusion: An Action Plan for St. Louis Community College
Message from the Chancellor:
For more than 50 years, St. Louis Community College has been a leader in the St. Louis Region and a driving force for positive change. Sadly, recent incidents in race relations have cast a shadow on our city and the outstanding achievements that make St. Louis a great place to live and work. For St. Louis Community College, these events are a call to action - an unprecedented moment in our history for us to take the lead in providing an environment of diversity, inclusion, equity and justice for our students, faculty, staff and community partners.
Currently, St. Louis Community College is engaged in more than 20 diversity impact initiatives, 30 diversity-related student groups, and a number of partnerships with leading community advocacy organizations. Despite our strong track record of diversity, we realize that the mission of creating an environment that embraces diversity and inclusion is ongoing. Therefore, we remain vigilant in our efforts to review our existing policies and make changes when necessary.
This Diversity and Inclusion Action Plan is the result of the collaborative efforts of the college’s Diversity Council, which consists of a cross section of members throughout the District. The plan focuses on four areas: Institutional Transformation, The Student Experience, Community Partnerships and Marketing/Communications. Each of the actions are clear, time-sensitive, measurable and achievable.
It is important to note that this Diversity and Inclusion Action Plan is more than a “to-do list.” It is a blueprint that will transform the way St. Louis Community College engages in the business of diversity and inclusion. Moreover, it is evidence to our region that there is, “So Much More” to St. Louis Community College.
On behalf of St. Louis Community College, I wish to thank all who participated in the development of this plan. I ask you to join me as we work to make St. Louis Community College a first-class institution of higher learning where all people are welcomed, respected and valued.
Dr. Jeffrey L. Pittman
The Diversity Council was is charged with promoting an atmosphere of appreciation for all people at St. Louis Community College regardless of differences in race, gender, age, lifestyle, disability and class. The council works to ensure the Diversity and Inclusion Action Plan Strategic Initiatives are implemented.
STLCC will demonstrate its commitment to Diversity and Inclusion through its review of hiring practices, along with investing in the training of its leadership, faculty, staff and students. STLCC will review its procurement efforts, facility accommodations and administrative policies to ensure that they support the college’s message of inclusion and equity. The college will partner with the NEA and other collective bargaining units to ensure that all faculty and staff have the opportunity to participate in the creation of an environment that fosters authentic appreciation of, and respect for its diverse population.
The Student Experience:
STLCC will demonstrate its commitment to Diversity and Inclusion by ensuring that all students receive the highest level of service - from registration to graduation. The college will encourage all faculty to include the Diversity Statement in its curriculum, syllabus and other communication. College leadership will work to ensure equal access to resources, regardless of the student’s background. The college will encourage the formation of student groups that promote diversity, along with creating opportunities for cultural awareness and respect for others through our orientation seminars and workshops.
STLCC will demonstrate its commitment to Diversity and Inclusion by strengthening its relationship with organizations involved in community advocacy. These efforts include working with local chambers of commerce, supporting community initiatives, and providing outreach to underserved areas.
STLCC will demonstrate its commitment to Diversity and Inclusion in its branding, messaging and public relations. This includes commercials, signage, web presence and social media, as well as its internal and external communications.