SOWELA’s Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
SOWELA Technical Community College recognizes, respects, and honors diversity existing in society due to an individual’s age, ethnicity, national origin, race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, marital status, familial status, religious beliefs, creeds, and socioeconomic status.
The College is committed, through programs and policies, to create and sustain an environment that empowers individuals to live and work productively by embracing diversity, fostering inclusiveness, and advancing equity through dynamic, welcoming work and educational spaces in an ever-changing global society.
SOWELA’s commitment to diversity compels it to confront prejudicial, discriminatory behaviors and policies. The College supports steps and programs intended to remedy the historical under-representation of persons of color, women, veterans, and persons with disabilities in the workforce, and in ensuring a learning environment that is inclusive and equitable for all.
SOWELA’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee
The purpose of the DEI Committee is to help guide the integration of diversity, equity, and inclusion at SOWELA Technical Community College. The committee is tasked with implementing actionable steps related to the College’s diversity initiatives and goals for pursuing equitability for students, staff, and faculty. Committee members have committed themselves to honoring SOWELA’s diverse population, celebrating the College’s expansive culture and that of its students, faculty, & staff, and lifting the voices of the underrepresented.
|Name||Committee Role||Job Title|
|Jeremy Ryder||Committee Chair||Dual Enrollment Coordinatorfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Adrienne Abel||Committee Co-Vice Chair||Site Coordinator, Morgan Smith Instructional Siteemail@example.com|
|Romona Thomas||Committee Co-Vice Chair||Programmer Analystfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Tammy Abraham||Executive Assistant to Vice Chancellor, Academic Affairsemail@example.com|
|Pam Boersig||Executive Director, Enrollment Management & Student Affairsfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Melvin Caesar||Welding Instructoremail@example.com|
|Denise Cloud-Miller||Adult Education, Oakdalefirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Amanda Guthrie||Nursing Instructoremail@example.com|
|Nicole Hutto||SOWELA Student|
|Geralyn Janice||Site Coordinator, Lamar Salter Instructional Sitefirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Joseph Lavergne||Director, Student Recruitment & Career Servicesemail@example.com|
|Candy Parker||Director, Human Resourcesfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Carl Wilkerson||Facilities and Security Manageremail@example.com|
|Libbie Williams||Enrollment Specialistfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Marialisa Wyatt||Faculty, Workforce Solutionsemail@example.com|
Employee Training is provided by the Slone Group.
Introduction to the DEI conversation and the view from my seat.
Registration is required, lunch will be provided for the October 17 session.
- October 17, 2022
- 11:45 AM – 1:00 PM
- Sycamore Student Center, Multipurpose Room
- October 18, 2022
- 11:45 AM – 1:00 PM