President's Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Council


The President’s Diversity and Inclusion Council advocates and champion’s diversity and inclusion efforts that prioritize our commitment to the core values of respect and inclusion. The Council will ensure the college community is a place where everyone feels welcomed, empowered and safe.


Provide an environment that inspires acceptance, inclusion, and mutual respect.

  • Council Functions

    • Create opportunities for JJC employees to engage in dialogue and gain knowledge about the meaning and importance of diversity and inclusion.
    • Ensure leadership embraces and models the vision, values, and goals for diversity and inclusion.
    • Incorporate diversity into strategic planning for each academic area and support unit.
    • Analyze effectiveness of council’s efforts through diversity and inclusion metrics.

  • Council Values

    • Ensure the importance of institutional representation
    • Demonstrate effective leadership as responsible agents of the college
    • Serve as a vital resource regarding critical decisions and emerging issues that impact the college community
    • Communicate in an open and transparent manner
    • Complete work by internal and external timelines

  • Council Members

    • Dr. Clyne Namuo
    • Meg Barton
    • Dr. Stephanie Braun
    • DeAndre Butler
    • Sergio Chaidez
    • Linda Elaine
    • Dr. Escortina Ervin
    • Erin Farmer
    • Dr. Yolanda Farmer
    • Tonetta Jones
    • Dr. Amy Kuspa Sims
    • Jazmin Martinez
    • Dr. Sherri Morrow
    • Kristin Mulvey
    • Mansi Patel
    • Michelle Roman-Garcia
    • Suzzanna Rowold
    • Patty Sanchez
    • Dr. Ken Santiago
    • Michelle Vale
    • Danita White
    • Onimi Wilcox
    • Margaret Wolf
    • Adam Wouk

    Contact Information

    The President’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Council Chair is Dr. Escortina Ervin, Executive Director, Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Compliance and the Co-chair is Erin Farmer, Program Manager, Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Compliance.

    If you have questions or concerns for the council please reach out to the Office of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Compliance at

2020-2023 Diversity Plan

  • About the DEI Plan

    In 2019, JJC students, faculty and staff participated in a Diversity Climate Assessment that included both a survey and focus groups. JJC also hosted a Community Dinner where District 525 community leaders shared their feedback on diversity and inclusion at JJC. 

    With this feedback, we created a DEI Plan. These four key goal areas were identified: 

    1. Hiring/Employment
    2. Employees/Campus Climate
    3. Student Engagement
    4. External Outreach/Business Partnerships

    View the DEI Plan