President's Message

Diversity and Inclusion is a priority of the college exemplified through the strategic creation of our Diversity and Inclusion Plan.  This plan formalizes our efforts to foster inclusive practices across the institution.  It also builds on years of diversity initiatives that have been institutional priorities regardless of legislative mandate or compliance measures.  I look forward to sharing this journey with the College community, collectively strengthening JJC’s values of respect and inclusion for our students and employees now and in the future.

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

As the College’s president, I have raised diversity and inclusion initiatives through the work of this council to an institutional priority, and it is my pledge to promote and recognize the diverse strengths of our employees and students, and to value and celebrate the unique attributes, characteristics and perspectives of every individual.  

Our website will provide helpful resources to fulfill Joliet Junior College’s Diversity and Inclusion Plan that is aligned with our mission and vision.  As our efforts progress, we will continue to provide diversity and inclusion resources and tools, as well as support the JJC community in ways that embrace the differences that make each of us unique and allow us to contribute and achieve our personal best. The collective efforts of our JJC family will provide the roadmap to making JJC the first choice.


Dr. Judy Mitchell

President, Joliet Junior College