Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion

The Office of Institutional Equity collaborates with stakeholders across the college to foster and sustain an environment of inclusiveness that empowers students, staff and faculty to achieve their highest potential without fear of prejudice or bias. Recognizing that historical circumstances and social structures produce imbalances in privilege, power, and opportunity, we strive to cultivate a TCC climate that maximizes the potential of all our members.

We offer the following services to our students:

DEI Mission & Vision

Mission Statement

TCC’s Office of Institutional Equity leads efforts to institutionalize equity as a transformative force that promotes professional growth and academic excellence — integrating the needs of diversity and inclusion at the College.

Our Vision

TCC will excel as a culturally inclusive educational community that offers a nurturing, equitable, and challenging intellectual climate. Together, we will value differences and leverage them as sources of strength and innovation as we prepare students to step into their role as global leaders.

We expect every member of our academic family to embrace the underlying values of this vision and to demonstrate a strong commitment to attracting, retaining and supporting students, faculty and staff who reflect the diversity of our larger society.

Meet Our Team

Administrative Assistant

Kelly Nixon, TCC DEI Administrative Assistant

Kelly Nixon 
kelly.nixon1@dfyiqi.com

Director of Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion

Dewayne Dickens, Ph.D., TCC Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Dewayne Dickens, Ph.D. 
dewayne.dickens@dfyiqi.com

Director of International Student Services

Gary Young-Allen, TCC Director of International Student Services

Gary Young-Allen 
gary.youngallen@dfyiqi.com

Diversity Outreach Manager

Gloria Kirkpatrick, TCC Director of Outreach Center

Gloria Kirkpatrick 
gloria.kirkpatrick@dfyiqi.com

Director of TRIO Student Support Services

Joseph Schnetzer, TCC Director of TRIO Student Support Services

Joseph Schnetzer 
joseph.schnetzer@dfyiqi.com