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Asnuntuck Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Asnuntuck Community College Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Statement 

Asnuntuck Community College believes that access to a high-quality education in an inclusive environment is the right of all individuals. We have a responsibility to provide equitable access, support, and opportunities for all students, particularly students of color, low-income students, and other historically underrepresented students.1

The college is committed to reviewing and creating policies and practices that promote inclusiveness, social justice, and respect for all within the campus community.2 Differences are welcomed, different perspectives are respectfully heard, and every individual feels a sense of belonging and inclusion.  

By embracing the concept of equity, Asnuntuck Community College pledges to the removal of barriers and the creation of a safe environment that allows individuals of diverse backgrounds to successfully engage in the life of the college.3


1 “Examples of historically underrepresented students include but are not limited to: first-generation students; low-income students; students of color; non-traditional age students; students with marginalized orientations and gender identities; intersex students; students who are English-language learners; undocumented students; veterans; students with disabilities; students with dependents; foster care youth; formerly and currently incarcerated students” (“Equity”).   

2 Campus community includes students, faculty, staff, and community partners. 

3 For addition information and resources, see “Equity.”   


Asnuntuck DEI Committee Introduction

Our statement underscores the institution's commitment to providing every individual with the right to a high-quality education in an inclusive environment. The college takes responsibility for ensuring equitable access, support, and opportunities, with a particular focus on historically underrepresented groups such as students of color and those with low-income backgrounds. As part of its mission, Asnuntuck Community College continually reviews and develops policies and practices that foster inclusiveness, social justice, and respect for all members of the campus community. Embracing diversity and different perspectives, the college endeavors to cultivate a sense of belonging and inclusion for every individual. Through a dedicated commitment to equity, the college is actively working to eliminate barriers and create a safe and supportive environment that encourages individuals from diverse backgrounds to thrive and engage fully in the college experience. The DEI Committee at Asnuntuck Community College is actively recruiting students to join its ranks. Comprised of members representing staff, faculty, and administrators, the committee is dedicated to upholding the college's robust Equity Statement. 

Students interested to joining our committee that meets face-to-face once a month for 1.5 hours and can commit their time for the academic year, contact Bonnie L Solivan, Dawn Bryden or Jillian Sullivan. 


Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee Members

  • Mary Bidwell, Interim Associate Dean Advanced Manufacturing Technology Center
  • Robert Brown, Faculty of Communication
  • Dawn Bryden, Interim Dean of Student Development and DEI Co-Chair
  • Erica Charis-Molling, Director of Campus Library Services
  • Monica Kedzior, Campus Supervisor Financial Aid
  • Stephen Maytan, Adjunct Faculty
  • Sherry Paquette, Director of Student Activities
  • Kellie Payne, Manufacturing Advisor
  • Timothy St. James, Dean of Students and Faculty and DEI Co-Chair
  • Jillian Sullivan, Campus Disability Services Coordinator and DEI Co-Chair
  • India Weaver, Guided Pathways Advisor
  • Kelly Zieba, Guided Pathways Advisor
  • Bonnie L Solivan, Instructional Design & Ed Tech Campus Lead Coordinator and DEI Co-Chair

CSCU Resources

CT State D.E.I. Databases