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Chemeketa Diversity Advisory Council

Fostering an environment where individuals can realize their highest potential without fear.

The Work of the Diversity Advisory Council

The Diversity Advisory Council advises the College President and the Chief Diversity Officer on policies, practices, programs and activities designed to sustain an environment of equity and belonging.

Council members will identify and propose actions to monitor and evaluate the progress of the college in maintaining conditions of inclusion that best support Chemeketa's values of diversity and equity. 

We fulfill our purpose by:

  • Actively engaging, promoting, and collaborating in diversity, equity, and inclusion awareness and education;
  • Identifying institutional barriers that may prevent fair and equitable access to opportunity throughout the college community;
  • Consulting with college community to identify and propose actions and recommend policy review;
  • Honoring accomplishments and best practices.

DAC Priorities


DAC to recommend action plan resulting from analysis of climate survey data and focus group

Recruitment, Hiring, and Promotion Practices

Review and provide input on recruitment and hiring guidelines

Provide feedback regarding content of Inclusive Hiring Best Practices Training

Institutionalized Practices

  • Utilize the following institutionalized practices to promote inquiry and problem-solving around issues of diversity, equity and inclusion:
    • Program review assessment for equity
    • Program planning 
    • Budget planning

Institutionalized Training

  • Review content and provide recommendations for diversity, equity and inclusion content covered in the following institutionalized trainings:
  • New employee orientation
  • Faculty orientation
  • Part-time faculty orientation
  • Student leader orientation

Policy and Practice

Develop equity framework for reviewing policies, procedures and guidelines

2020-2021 DAC Membership

  • Jessica Howard – Chemeketa President (Sponsor)
  • Vivi Caleffi Prichard - Chief Diversity Officer (Co-sponsor)
  • Nette Abderhalden (Support person)
  • Doc Plaisance (Chair)
  • Almir Methadzovic (Co-chair)
  • Judy Allen (Past Chair)
  • Adriana Barrera
  • Allisa Hattman
  • Janel Urbina (Chemeketa Associated Students Representative)
  • Jon Mathis
  • Omobusola Olofin (Chemeketa Multicultural Student Services Representative)
  • Peter Davis
  • Karen Alexander (Ex-Officio)
  • Laily Liss (Ex-Officio)
  • Patricia Antoine (Ex-Officio)
  • Beth Perlman (Ex-Officio)
  • Linda Ringo-Reyna (Ex-Officio)
  • Alice Sprague (Ex-Officio)