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The Office for Diversity and Community Affairs

"The Office for Diversity and Community was created in January 2001, in response to recommendations of the President's 1999 Taskforce Report. The Office for Diversity and Community leads the President's and College's initiatives concerning community, diversity, civility, equity, and discrimination. The Office, working with others in the College, addresses issues from faculty, staff, students, and alumni. These concerns may overlap with potential legal issues (i.e. equity, discrimination, due process, retaliation). The philosophy is to encourage the College community to listen, learn, educate, and work together in positive ways. At the same time, the Office focuses on systemic issues by addressing policy and procedural concerns. In September 2008 President Susan Fuhrman recognizing and supporting the work as central to TC's mission elevated the office to a Vice Presidential Appointment.

"Diversity, community and civility are integral to our institution and touch every corner of our community. The Office of Diversity and Community Affairs is proud to serve the students, faculty, professional and union staff and alumni that together make up the TC community. We have work to do together and I look forward to a productive and successful year."

Janice S. Robinson, Esq.
Vice President for Diversity and Community Affairs
General Counsel
Assistant Professor in Higher Education, Department of Organization and Leadership

Click HERE to visit the website of the Office for Diversity and Community Affairs