Port Huron, MI — St. Clair County Community College now has an Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. The purpose of the Office is to “advance the college’s efforts in providing educational access and support for all”, according to a press release.
The college will launch a national speaker series for the benefit of the community. Social Justice speaker Jen Frey will begin the series on October 9th, and a book discussion will commence this fall. Another initiative of the college is to make Juneteenth an officially recognized holiday on June 19th every year.
According to SC4 Board of Trustees chair Dr. Nicholas DeGrazia, “The new Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion will be instrumental as we continue toward our goals of growth, sustainability, and creating a stronger community that reflects the world we live in.” He also indicated that the entire board of trustees supports the creation of the Office.
The Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion will be led by Jessica Brown, who has been with SC4 since 2014. Brown was the Director of the TRIO Student Support Services and is involved with the Global Diversity Advisory Council.
Reporting for WGRT – Jennie McClelland