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The Alliance to Foster Equity and Inclusion (Alliance) is a collaboration which started on February 22, 2022, between the Iowa Department of Education (IDE), Iowa Community Colleges, and Iowa Association of Community College Trustees. The Alliance’s mission is to promote equity, inclusion, and social justice within Iowa’s Community Colleges through education and action while also achieving the mission of a comprehensive College.

Part of the agreement was to create a statewide steering committee of Community College presidents, faculty, staff, and students to establish and maintain a statewide position to develop programming across the Iowa’s Community Colleges.

We are proud to announce that the inaugural steering committee members are:

Gisella M. Aitken-Shadle (NICC) (DEI Representative)

Vincent Boyd (IVCCD) (Executive Administrator/Cabinet)

Bridgett Elliott Golman (NIACC) (Executive Administrator/Cabinet)

Amy Foley (EICC) (College Faculty)

Todd Holcomb (HCC) (President)

Chelsea Lema (HCC) (Student)

Terry Murrell (WITCC) (President)

Val Newhouse (ILCC) (President)

Sreeja Srilatha (KCC) (HR Staff)

Revathi Truong (WITCC) (DEI Representative)

Ambé White (IWCC)

We thank them for their work at their respective Colleges, especially in DEI, and for their willingness to serve in a statewide capacity.

The steering committee will convene for their first meeting on Monday, March 21, 2022.

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