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THE ROLE OF A CHIEF DEI OFFICER AT THE COMMUNITY COLLEGE


Volume: 35

Number: 8

Leadership Abstracts



Ensuring that different voices are heard with equal weight across a college campus can be difficult, but well worth the effort. Arguably, from their inception in the early 1900s, community colleges were intentionally created for the purpose of diversifying the higher education student body; offering inclusivity to those who previously did not have the socioeconomic stature to attend an institution of higher education; and providing learning spaces that were deemed fair, accessible, and equitable (Nevarez & Wood, 2010; Ratcliff, 1986). The word “intentionally,” however, can be used as a scapegoat for institutions, excusing certain actions because the intention was good or came from an honest space... (Continue reading)


By: Leslie Neal

Source: The League for Innovation in the Community College.

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