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DEIB Community Forum

Last updated on Sep 27, 2023

The DEIB Community Forum - formerly known as the President’s Diversity Steering Group (PDSG) - is composed of key faculty, staff, and students who are advocates for human rights and social justice, and who work together to guide the college's fulfillment of its diversity, equity, inclusion, & belonging mission and goals.

This guidance is achieved through:

  • Providing and prioritizing strategic and tactical recommendations in regards to diversifying our community, curriculum, and climate;
  • Advising the president and other senior administrators on such matters;
  • Measuring and communicating the progress the college has made on achieving its goals;
  • Ensuring the college is accountable for its continued growth and development with regards to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

DEIB Community Forum Members

Leadership Team:

  • Tricia Brand (she/her), Vice President, Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging
  • George Luis Sedano (he/him/él), Vice President, Student Affairs / DEIB Community Forum Co-chair
  • TT Takemoto (they/them), Dean, Humanities & Sciences Division / DEIB Community Forum Co-chair
  • Mary Aymor-Thuku (she/her), Executive Assistant and HR Coordinator

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, & Belonging Task Force:


  • AJ Elma, Student - Painting & Drawing / Students of Color Coalition Representative
  • Androgony King (they/them), Student - Photography / Student Council Representative
  • Jen Guo, Student - Architecture / Student Council Representative
  • Jiwon Lee, Student - Industrial Design / Student Council Representative
  • Genevieve Hyacinthe, Assistant Professor, History of Art and Visual Culture Program / Faculty of Color Alliance Representative
  • Nancy Chan (she/her), Instructional Technologist, Libraries / Staff Advisory Committee Representative
  • Lisa Jonas, MFA Fine Arts 2014 / Director of Alumni Engagement / Office of Alumni Engagement Representative
  • Yesenia Aguilar (she/her), BFA Individualized Studies 2019, Alumni Engagement Manager / Office of Alumni Engagement Representative


All members of the CCA community are welcome to attend and participate in DEIB Community Forum meetings as ad hoc members. To receive meeting reminders (and access meeting agendas and meeting notes) please add your name to the DEIB Community Forum mailing list - see "Mailing Lists" section for more details.

Upcoming Meeting Schedule:

  • Wednesday, October 4, 2023 - 3PM - 4PM
  • Wednesday, November 1, 2023 - 3PM - 4PM
  • Wednesday, December 6, 2023 - 3PM - 4PM

Meeting Agendas & Notes Archives:

  • Please login to your CCA Google account; In Google drive search for DEIB Community Forum Meetings.

Mailing Lists

If you would like to be added to the mailing lists for the groups below in order to receive important updates and reminders please login to your CCA Google account and click on the links below:

For more information:

DEIB Programming Support

DEIB Programming funds are earmarked to support campus-wide DEIB initiatives and programs. Primarily earmarked to support campus-wide DEIB initiatives and programs, initiatives that focus on topics of racial and ethnic community topics in the U.S. context - with the primary audience being CCA students, faculty, staff - will receive priority consideration.

CCA Community Recommendations for Racial Justice + Equity Initiatives

Thank you to everyone who submitted a Racial Justice + Equity Initiatives Recommendation Form.
Below is a link to a listing of all the recommendations received, sorted by category.

Banner Photo: Black Lives Matter CCA Community Gathering by: Douglas Sandberg, February 2015
Sponsored by Faculty of Color Research Alliance | Organized by Kim Anno, Professor, Painting & Drawing

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