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President's Diversity Steering Group

Last updated on Aug 16, 2022

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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.

PDSG Members

Leadership Team:

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, & Belonging Task Force:

Constituency Representatives:


  • AJ Elma, Student - Painting & Drawing / Students of Color Coalition


  • David Asari, Senior Adjunct, Graphic Design / Faculty of Color Alliance
  • Genevieve Hyacinthe, Assistant Professor, History of Art and Visual Culture Program / Faculty of Color Alliance (on leave Fall 2022)


  • Nancy Chan, Instructional Technologist, Libraries / Staff Advisory Committee


  • Lisa Jonas, Director of Alumni Engagement / MFA, 2014


All members of the CCA community are welcome to attend and participate in PDSG meetings as ad hoc members. To receive meeting reminders and gain access to meeting notes, please add your name to the PDSG mailing list (see below).

To access meeting notes:

  • PDSG mailing list members, please login to your CCA Google account; In Google drive search for PDSG Meeting Notes.

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:

DEIB Grants

Seeking funds to help support your DEIB (Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, Belonging) activity or event taking place during the current academic year? Please use the form below to request funding support for your event or special request.

DEIB Grants are primarily earmarked to support campus-wide DEIB initiatives and programs. While requests for any initiatives that promote DEIB in the broadest sense are welcome, initiatives that focus on topics of domestic racial and ethnic diversity - 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 PDSG received, sorted by category.


DiversityEdu is a training resource required of all faculty and staff. If you have not yet completed the course and wish to be added to the training site, please email

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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