Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

The Chief Diversity Officer (CDO), through the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI), will implement a DEI strategy around MCC’s four cornerstones:

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  • Cultural Awareness
  • Workforce/Organization Strategy
  • Cultural Competency
  • Community Outreach

Learn more in the DEI Brochure

The office will provide leadership and operational excellence in DEI to the internal and external community.  We will leverage best practices and resources across campus to promote a culture of inclusion where individuals from all racial and ethnic identities, ages, nationalities, social and economic status, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, religious, political, and ideological perspectives, and physical and mental abilities are able to thrive and be engaged.

 

Upcoming Community-wide Training Sessions

 

MCC defines DEI as…

    • Diversity: The differences that make each of us unique.
    • Equity: Seeks to ensure fair treatment, equality of opportunity, and fairness in access to information and resources for all. We believe this is only possible in an environment built on respect and dignity.
    • Inclusion: Builds a culture of belonging by actively inviting the contribution and participation of all people.
Diverse Group of People

The CDO provides strategic and programmatic leadership for DEI initiatives advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion as a critical component of social and academic experiences.

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Ken James
Chief Diversity Officer
Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
Room 2109F
(231) 777-0617
kenneth.james@muskegoncc.edu