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Diversity Plan/Committee

Diversity Statement:

Jefferson College is a community leader dedicated to supporting and promoting diversity through opportunities and experiences that foster a culture of respect, inclusiveness, and understanding for everyone in the campus community, to engage in a diverse world. Developed by the Diversity Subcommittee of the Accreditation Committee

View the Inclusion and Diversity Plan: 2017-2022.

Our Diversity Committee meets every other month to report on progress made in implementation teams. The Diversity Committee is made up of the following members:

Richard Stephenson


Lisa Pavia-Higel


Holly Lincoln

Certified Professional Staff

Kristine Bogue

Title IX Investigator

Christine Platter

DSS Representative

Joe Kohlburn


Elke Overton

Arts and Science

Wesley Whitfield

Arts and Science

Amy McDaniel

Career Technical Education

Cindy Rossi

Center for Teaching and Learning

Suzie Welch

Ripple of Hope

Paul Ferber

Career Technical Education

Melissa Stephens

Global Education

Tasha Welsh

Human Resources

Winnie Von Graves

 LGBTQ+ Student Group

Kim Harvey

Ex-Officio-Vice President of Student Services

In addition to these members, there are four specific implementation teams who are working to execute the diversity initiatives outlined in our diversity plan

These teams are:

We are always looking for people to be involved in our Diversity and Inclusion efforts, if you are interested, please get in touch with the implementation team leads.

Administration and Leadership      

Tasha Welsh and Paul Ferber or


Richard Stephenson


Lisa Pavia-Higel

Data and Communication

Holly Lincoln or Joe Kohlburn or

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