Diversity and Inclusion Committee

Diversity and Inclusion Committee

This Committee, composed of students, faculty, and staff, was established to promote a diverse and inclusive environment that aligns with the College’s mission to serve “a diverse population of students” and that “affirms the dignity, freedom, and inherent value of each person.”  In so doing, the Diversity and Inclusion Committee affirms the proposition that transformational educational experiences are generally the outgrowth of students being challenged by and enlightened through the encounter with a rich variety of ideas and perspectives.

More specifically, this Committee strives to achieve the following goals:

  1. To create a culture at the College that is welcoming to and supportive of all students, irrespective of their race, ethnicity, gender, religion, sexual orientation, political affiliation, disability, socioeconomic status, or any other “difference” which might separate them.
  2. To promote programs, services, and activities that will enhance the educational experience of diverse student populations.

Committee Members

  • Lucianna Basilice-Tieniber, Director of Student Accessibility Services; Director of the Program for Access and Student Success (PASS)
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  • Sherley Beausoleil, Director of ITS Project Management Office
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  • Donald Boomgaarden, President of St. Joseph’s College
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  • D'adra Crump, Executive Director of Human Resources
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  • Erin D'Eletto, Director of Military and Veteran Services
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  • S. Karen Donohue, Assistant Dean of Student Engagement
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  • Jo Anne Durovich, Assistant Professor; Chairperson of Human Service Department, Director of Institute for Attainable Homes
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  • Amy Engel, Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations
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  • Bryan Gill, Executive Director for the Center for Student Involvement, Leadership and Multicultural Programming
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  • Shantey Hill-Hanna, Vice President for Athletics and Campus Services, Chair of Physical Education
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  • Hugo Morales, Assistant Director for the Center for Student Involvement, Leadership and Multicultural Programming 
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  • Allison List, Director of Institutional Research
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  • Judith Phagan, Chairperson of the English Department; Associate Professor
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  • Shawn Robertson, Associate Professor of Child Study
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  • Rachel Schwartz, Associate Professor of Sociology
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  • Diane Sherlip, Associate Professor of Psychology
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  • Adriana Silva, Associate Director of Admissions, Coordinator for Minority Student Recruitment
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  • Tom Travis, Interim Provost; Professor of General Studies
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  • Wendy Turgeon, Interim Executive Dean; Professor and Chair of Philosophy
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  • Renee White, Professor and Chair of Child Study, Literacy and Cognition
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Contact the Committee

To contact the Diversity and Inclusion Committee you can email [email protected].


Simmi Malhotra

Simmi Malhotra, '19 • Psychology Major and Chemistry Minor

I am Indian
I am a proud daughter of immigrants
I am passionate about Medicine
I love to travel to different countries
I came to SJC because of a wonderful scholarship I was given, which allowed to me obtain a high quality education. SJC has numerous opportunities to get involved on campus, including clubs, work study, student organizations, and internships.  The students at SJC are very accepting and open-minded to any differences.

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