Purpose and Goals:

The taskforce will focus its work through a racial justice and equity lens to advance Orange Coast College’s efforts to create an environment of inclusion and belonging for all OCC students, faculty, staff and administrators.

Consistent with the College’s Educational Master Plan’s strategic priorities, the taskforce will work to better understand the College’s institutional practices, policies and structures in order to create an environment that incorporates equity and inclusion in its work, and is designed for meaningful engagement and collaboration. This work will run in parallel with the development of OCC’s 2021–27 Educational Master Plan beginning Fall 2020 semester and create an opportunity to embed the work of the President’s Task Force into the long-term planning for Orange Coast College.

During the President’s listening sessions in Fall 2019 (Cookies and Conversation) and our defining moments of 2020, an important theme emerged, among others, that focused on creating a culture of inclusive excellence by uplifting employees and students through an environment that is equitable, diverse and inclusive.

To that end, the Taskforce will be charged with the following goals:

  1. Conduct an assessment of campus climate, practices, policies, and structures (e.g., racial, equitable, inclusive experiences)
  2. Utilize assessment results to develop strategic objectives that promote and advance diversity, equity, access, and inclusion across the institution
  3. Align action plan with the college’s Educational Master Plan
  4. Identify similar initiatives currently underway at OCC and other institutions that advance this work and build upon this work.
  5. Recommend tangible, measurable, and implemental interventions that advance the college’s values of fostering an equity minded and inclusive campus environment. Implementation of recommendations will honor established participatory governance processes.

Campus Climate Survey for Diversity and Equity

The Coast Community College District (Orange Coast College, Golden West College and Coastline) continue to strengthen our efforts around diversity, equity, and inclusion. Leadership at District Office and each of the Colleges would like to know more about how students, faculty, staff, and administrators perceive the District’s climate and level of support for diversity and equity. Everyone's participation and insights would be welcomed and appreciated.


  • 4 Faculty
    • Kisha Williamson Champion
    • Anna Hanlon
    • Rebecca Ogaz
    • Shannon Wells
  • 4 Classified Professionals
    • Norma Alcala
    • Gabrielle Ridley
    • Tuan Vo
    • Reginald Lewis
  • 4 Management
    • Juan Gutierrez
    • Larissa Nazarenko
    • Shannon Quihuiz
    • Pending
  • 4 Students
    • Stella Tsai
    • Marcqus Chandler
    • Nicole Gaspar
    • Daniela Zhao
  • Vice President,  Michelle Grimes-Hillman
  • Faculty Coordinator, Multicultural Center,  Rendell Drew
  • Manager, Student Equity, Maricela Sandoval
  • Representative from PDAC, Claudia Montoya-Andrews
  • Dean, Institutional Effectiveness, Sheri Sterner
  • Director, Human Resources, Rebecca Morgan

Spring 2021 Meeting Schedule

  • Friday, February 19, 9:00 – 10:30 a.m.
  • Friday, March 5, 9:00 – 10:30 a.m.
  • Friday, March 19, 9:00 – 10:30 a.m.
  • Friday, April 9, 9:00 – 10:30 a.m.
  • Friday, April 23, 9:00 – 10:30 a.m.
  • Friday, May 7, 9:00 – 10:30 a.m.



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Empowered Women Empowering Women: CCCD LEADERSHIP SERIES

This Women's History Month, join the CCCD Women's Leadership Series, highlighting the diverse leadership in our community.  Each day will feature a local inspiring leader who will share their personal story.  Register for the series and attend any or all of the scheduled sessions: 

Dr. Dana Emerson, CCC Dean of Instruction - Monday, March 22 @ 1pm

Dr Angelica Suarez, OCC President - Tuesday, March 23 @ 4pm

Dr. Carla Martinez, GWC Dean of Students & Library - Wedensday, March 24 @ 1pm

Mary Hornbuckle, CCCD Board of Trustees - Thursday, March 25 @ 1pm

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Celebrating Women's Leadership: VIRTUAL SHOUT-OUTS

Help us honor the everyday Women Leaders in our community.  Post a photo and a shout-out on our Virtual Shout-Out Board: tell us who they are, what they do, and how they inspire you through their leadership - big or small - volunteering, engaging, and doing the work.

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Tuesday, March 23 @ 1pm

We all practice leadership in our lives in different ways, formally and informally.  Join the Women's Leadership Roundtable for a lively Zoom discussion with diverse women about our leadership, ambitions, and how we can avtively support and empower one another.  Also, see images and stories from the Virtual Shout-Out Board.

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