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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.

Diversity and inclusion at Jefferson College is a collective effort that comes from staff, faculty and students working together to make sure our campus is a welcoming place for all people, regardless of background or identity.

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:

Alicia Smith

Co-Chair (Human Resources)

Elke Overton

Co-Chair (School of Humanities)

Jenna Schwartz

Classified Professional Staff

Linda Ladendecker-Corley

DSS Representative


Library Services Representative

Brandi Gallaway

Student Development Coordinator

Ginger Hand

School of Science & Health

Cindy Rossi

Center for Teaching and Learning

Suzie Welch

School of Business, Social Sciences & Public Services

Michael Griggs

School of Math, Physics, and Technology

Gabrielle Everett

Global Education

Tasha Welsh

 Ex-Officio-Human Resource Director


Student Senate Representative

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      



Alicia Smith


Elke Overton

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