At Community College of Denver (CCD), 我们相信,通过共同努力, we become stronger; through college-wide collaboration, we can achieve our collective vision and goals. We work to maintain an environment where all feel respected, valued and supported. CCD is proud to celebrate the diversity we have within our community.

Diversity challenges stereotyped preconceptions; it encourages critical thinking, and it helps students learn to communicate effectively with people of varied backgrounds. CCD has a long-standing history of being one of the most diverse colleges in Colorado. In 2001, CCD was designated as a Hispanic-Serving Institution by the U.S. 教育部. 目前, more than 30 percent of our student population is Latinx, more than 50 percent self-identify as underrepresented, and our international students represent more than 40 nations. Additionally, more than 60 percent are first-generation students. View our student population and statistics here*

The Inclusive Excellence Leadership Team advocates for inclusion, 股本, and academic excellence in order to create an environment where all voices are welcomed and heard, and to empower and celebrate all students, 教师, 工作人员, 和子公司. 挑战系统性的不平等, building more robust support systems and resources, implementing ongoing training and professional development opportunities, and embracing open-mindedness at Community College of Denver, we commit to cultivating and enriching our community through increased accountability and civic engagement.

Our 2025 CCD 战略计划 reflects this commitment that diversity & inclusion will be embedded in every aspect of work at the college in an effort to reach 股本 for students, 教师, 和工作人员. 具体地说, the 战略计划 outlines our Equity Goals –  to Close the Achievement Gap and Improve Campus Climate. The Executive Staff launched the Inclusive Excellence Leadership Team (IELT) in 2019 to lead and guide our 股本 efforts with the full support of the Executive Staff and Presidents Cabinet. The Equity initiative is designed to guide the college’s work to ensure our culture and operations reflect progressive philosophies around 股本 and incorporate the experience and knowledge of our diverse employee and student community. The objectives are designed to make us a more welcoming and inclusive campus, where members of our diverse population feel valued, and where quality is embedded in every aspect of our work so that all students have equal opportunity to succeed, 不管他们的身份如何.

We recognize that as we advance in this work, the scope will become more clearly defined. We understand the work to become a more inclusive and equitable college is of paramount importance; however, the college cannot do everything “first”.  These initiatives will not be carried out solely by the college’s IELT.  It is not an approval body; rather, it is a leadership body to help facilitate the work of allies and others across the college to develop a network of 股本 and inclusion champions while we embed deeper 股本 and quality in all of our operations. 我们的目标是采用 包容性卓越架构 as CCD's 股本 model to transform CCD in a manner that improves quality and creates a sense of belonging for students, 教职员工.


  • 贾马尔·鲍恩-商业讲师
  • Sean Creedon – Student Conduct Educator and Care Case Manager
  • Shana Stovall – Interim Executive Director of Human Resources
  • 约翰·奥利里——英语系教师
  • Amanda O’Sullivan – Instructor, 英语
  • Ruthanne Orihuela——教务长 
  • Tanika Vaughn – 建议 Operations Manager
  • Lorraine Seals-Williams – SGA President

Please reach out to IELT using the group email:


A Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI) is a term used for a federal program designed to support a college or university in the United States that is eligible and has an enrollment of undergraduate full-time equivalent students that is at least 25 percent Hispanic at the end of the award year immediately preceding the date of application.

CCD被美国指定为HSI.S. 2001年在教育部任职. The college earned this distinction because more than 30 percent of our students currently self-identify as Hispanic/Latinx. The benefits of this designation include eligibility for federal funds and grants that benefit our entire student population such as additional accelerated courses, 计算机实验室, 学术顾问, 以及其他支持服务.