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The Diversity Committee reviews and plans annual college-wide diversity activities, participates in employment search committees, provides input on important college policies, develops (facilitates, and recommends) appropriate management and staff diversity training, performs diversity related fact-finding activities as needed, periodically reviews and revises HCC diversity plan and responds to current diversity issues affecting the college community.      

Outcomes are measured by:

  • The diverse schedule of annual college activities.
  • The number of faculty and staff search committees in which we participate.
  • The periodic review, recommendation and implementation of "as needed" staff, faculty, students and administrative diversity training throughout the college school year.
  • The climate of diversity ratings on student and faculty/staff surveys.

The diversity committee consists of representatives from all college constituencies to promote diversity throughout Howard Community College. The FY 2015 members are listed below:

Administrative Group
  • Christele Cain, International Ed
  • Schnell Garrett, Student Life
  • Zakia Johnson, Test Center
Faculty Group
  • Nancy Calder, Health Sciences 
  • Evelyn Del Rosario, Social Sciences
  • James Hwang, Health Sciences
  • Benjamin Myers, Arts and Humanities  
  • Mari Wepprecht, Social Sciences
  • Angela Wood, English/World Languages
  • Rehana Yusaf, Mathematics
Professional/Technical Group
  • Sangita Aghera, Finance
  • Brandon Bellamy, Student Support Services
  • Jay Coughlin, Academic Support Services
  • Natasha Gray, Human Resources
  • Jason Harris, SCS
  • Julie Jones, Horowitz Center
  • Heather Joseph, IT Office
  • Tricia Lewis, Admissions & Advising
  • Jose Manduley, Academic Support Services
  • Melanie Moore, President’s Office
  • Linda Schnapp, Student Support Services
  • Narinder Sharma, Welcome Center
  • Neetika Sharma, Gateway BTC
  • Eva Surowiec, Admissions and Advising
Support Staff
  • Mary Ann Carroll, Math and E-Learning
  • Veronica Uhland, Academic Support Services
Ex Officio Representatives
  • Llatetra Brown Esters, ex officio, Student Life
  • Dave Jordan, ex officio, Human Resources
  • Janice Marks, ex officio,  Academic Support, Counseling & Career Services
Student Representatives

Please contact the Co-Chairs to request a search committee representative or for information on becoming a member of the Diversity Committee.

Former Diversity Committee Members