Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

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GCCC DE&I Definitions:

  • Diversity: Garden City Community College recognizes and values differences in age, ethnicity, gender identity and expression, nationality, religion, sexual orientation, political perspective, socioeconomic status, citizenship, military status, persons with a mental health condition, status as an individual with a disability and first-generation student status that enrich our learning and working environment. It is the goal of the college to mirror the diversity of the communities which we live and serve.
  • Equity: Garden City Community College fully embraces the core components of equity - fairness, impartiality, and objectivity in all areas of governance requiring decision making, problem solving and dispute resolution. The college is committed to respect individuality, human dignity, and equality.
  • Inclusion: Garden City Community College intentionally strives to foster a culture that affords an opportunity for all constituents to feel welcome, included and able to contribute to the overall success for the college. A climate of openness, trust, education, engagement, and celebration of differences lies at the core of Garden City Community College.

Committee Members:

  • Emmett Statzer (Co-Chair)
  • Kimberly Vanley (Co-Chair)
  • Winsom Lamb (Secretary)
  • Stacey Carr (Treasurer)
  • Sonia Acosta
  • Adriana Figueroa
  • Samantha Garcia
  • Benjamin Gershon
  • Bethany Gonzales
  • Johana Gonzalez
  • Melanie Hands
  • Claudia Horney
  • Joy Lehmann
  • Able Loza
  • Layla Martinez
  • Cecilia Miller
  • William Schlichter
  • Joann Sherrell
  • Ruby Solorzano
  • Misty Wren
  • SGA Representative
  • President Ambassador Representative

Meeting Dates and Times:



September 5, 2023 (12:00 pm - 1:00 pm)
ACAD 1106
September 19, 2023 (12:00 pm - 1:00 pm)
ACAD 1106
October 3, 2023 (12:00 pm - 1:00 pm)
ACAD 1106
October 17, 2023 (12:00 pm - 1:00 pm)
ACAD 1106
October 31, 2023 (12:00 pm - 1:00 pm)
ACAD 1106
November 14, 2023 (12:00 pm - 1:00 pm)
ACAD 1106

Meeting Minutes: