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Equity and Inclusion

Remembrance and Reconciliation

Engage with us (PDF, Get Adobe Acrobat PDF Reader - Link opens in new window) in our Let's Talk! Series to acknowledge, alleviate, and dispel the harms caused by historical racism and discrimination as evidenced in words, acts, and deeds.

November 21, 2022 | 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

The Office of Equity and Inclusion at Montgomery College upholds a culture that values civil discourse, a safe environment for sharing, and one that observes, measures, and rewards success so that we can create an extraordinary educational institution.

We will promote and create a working and learning environment rooted in the basic tenets of fairness, diversity, and inclusiveness.

Read our Roadmap to Success (PDF, Get Adobe Acrobat PDF Reader - Link opens in new window) , and the new Roadmap Addendum (PDF, Get Adobe Acrobat PDF Reader - Link opens in new window) .

What We Do

The charge of the Office of Equity and Inclusion is to build a program that addresses ten critical areas of work:

  1. Student Access, Inclusion, and Equity around the Student Completion Agenda
  2. Climate and Culture Assessment, Responsiveness, and Action
  3. Planning, Benchmarking, and Best Practices
  4. Staffing Resourcing and Succession Planning
  5. Recruitment and Hiring
  6. Promotion and  Retention of Employees
  7. Faculty Teaching, Research, and Curriculum
  8. Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Programming and Policies
  9. External Community Engagement, Collaboration, and Linkages
  10. Business Practices, Workforce/Career Pathways, and Procurement
We operate under the IDEEALS conceptual framework:

Equity for Students, Employees, Business Partners
Access and Achievement
Social Justice
  1. We aspire to be welcoming, equitable, inclusive, and culturally competent.
  2. We are polite in our interactions by:
    • greeting and acknowledging others;
    • saying please and thank you;
    • respecting others’ time, space, and individuality;
    • being direct, sensitive, and honest.
  3. We listen for common ground.
  4. We treat each other with respect by:
    • welcoming feedback with an open mind and giving others the benefit of the doubt;
    • acknowledging the contributions of others and recognizing successes;
    • acknowledging the impact of our behavior on others with a caring heart.
  5. We Address incivility in a polite, courteous, and responsible manner.

Inspired by Mastering Civility by Christine Porat

Download our Civility Norms Flyer. (PDF, Get Adobe Acrobat PDF Reader - Link opens in new window)

The Office of Equity and Inclusion works through a Presidential Advisory Committee and several subcommittees.

Senior Vice President Liaisons for the President’s Advisory Committee on Equity and Inclusion (PACEI)

Andrea Foster, Professor, Business Administration

Carmen Poston Travis, Director of Student Affairs & Initiatives

Terrence Evelyn, Campus Director of Facilities

James Hodge, Part-Time Faculty, Accounting

Rose Garvin Aquilino, Associate Senior Vice President, Advancement and Community Engagement

Yu (Judy) Zhu, Purchasing Manager 

Stacey Gustavson, Enrollment and Student Access Director

La Verne Gordon, Development Associate Director

Vanessa Zambrano, Strategic Content Producer


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What People are Saying
Pass the baton ... equity and inclusion is a long game requiring multi-generational action. This symbolizes the work is never done and the race is always being run and that we are all connected to the work of those before us.
Ramon De La Cruz, Montgomery College staff member