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Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Council

Mission Statement

Our mission is to foster a community in which students, faculty, and staff are empowered to advocate for change and compassionate solutions. We endeavor to eliminate barriers and cultivate belonging through education and measurable actions to promote accountability and justice.


Who We Are

The Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Council (DEIC) is made up of CCRI faculty and staff committed to creating a culture of belonging and inclusivity for all members of the CCRI Community. The Council meets once every month to share information, best practices, and develop programs and training sessions for each campus, to both celebrate our diverse identities that make up the institution as well as provide informative workshops to develop cultural competency for faculty, staff and students. 


Our Approach

The members of the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Council serve as advocates for creating a culturally inclusive environment that promote and celebrate diversity at CCRI. Our members have the opportunity to share ideas, practices or programs to help cultivate a culture of belonging and ensure equitable outcomes across CCRI campuses.

In order to deliver programming and workshops that meets the unique needs of each CCRI campus, the DEIC will select up to two Campus Champions per campus to lead the efforts of executing activities at their respective campus. Campus Champions will promote our DEI commitment throughout the college and partner closely with the Office of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Organizational Development to deliver quality programs and training. 

Learn more about the roles and responsibilities of Council members.


Get Involved

Are you interested in becoming an advocate of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion as a member of the Council or being a change agent as a Campus Champion? Fill out the respective application below to apply! All applicants will be contacted within 3 business days via the DEI email address at [email protected] and can also forward any questions to that same inbox.

DEIC Campus Champion Application

DEI Council Application


Meet the Council

Raekwon Grace

Facilitator of DEI and Organizational Development

Christine Lynch
Christine Lynch

Program Director of the OTA Program; Newport Campus Champion

LaToya Baker
LaToya Baker

Administrative Assistant-Workforce Partnerships

Maya Geraldo
Maya Geraldo

Manager of Academic Initiatives and Operations

Rachel Rogers
Rachel Rogers

Psychology Professor, Director of the Center for Teaching Excellence

Alyson Snowe
Alyson Snowe

Assistant Professor, English

Beth Anish
Beth Anish

Director of Guided Pathways

Quamee Andrade
Quamee Andrade

Student Development Counselor

Wendy Aleman-Rivera

Advising and Counseling

Kyona Andrade

Advising and Counseling

Yamel Chinchilla

Workforce Partnerships

Candelaria Danicher

Opportunity & Outreach

Liz Giordano

Career Services

Christine Jenkins

Student Engagement

Suzanne McCormack

Social Sciences

Mish McIntyre

Online Learning

Lisa Rooney


Tifany Sanders

Career Services

Karen Souza

Dental Health

Alex Sugalski


Marlex Torres

Financial Aid

Gaines Tyler


Tira J. Wilkins

Academic Affairs