By Carla Kimbrough, VCCS Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Officer
The nominations process for the inaugural Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Culture Council is underway. The State Board approved the council at its last meeting, making the council a part of policy (VCCS policy number 2.4.7).
The mission of this council is to assist the system’s colleges and agencies by identifying needs, researching and sharing best practices, and, where necessary, proposing policies that have an impact on the learning and work environments of students and employees. This DEIC council will work with and shall meet at least three times a year.
Each president has been asked to nominate individuals from their colleges to serve on the council by Sept. 16. The nominations are for the following seats:
One representative will represent the group of colleges from each category. Presidents should nominate only one individual to be considered for this role.
Other positions on the council are appointments, with Chancellor Morrissey appointed a president to serve. Other appointments will be requested from the following organizations.
The first Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Culture Council will create its charter and other governance roles.
Questions may be directed to Carla J. Kimbrough, VCCS Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Officer, firstname.lastname@example.org