About Cornish

Inclusivity & Diversity Committee

The Inclusivity & Diversity Committee (IDC) is an advisory committee of the President and serves as an important component of the college’s shared governance. Faculty, staff, and students serve on the IDC. Should you have an issue that you would like raised in the meetings, please contact the President's Office at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address), or any of the members of the committee.

Mission Statement

The Inclusion and Diversity Committee ensures that the college provides an inclusive culture where all in the Cornish community can work, teach, and learn in a supportive environment. The committee realizes this mission by:

  1. Promoting greater empathy and awareness in the college through inclusive learning and teaching practices.
  2. Influencing College policy.
  3. Fostering courageous dialog.
  4. Hosting, promoting, or contributing to events that add to our mission statement.

Membership 2016-17

  1. Dimitri Azadi (Disability Resource Specialist)
  2. Amma Anang (Dance Faculty)
  3. Adrienne Bolyard (Registrar & Dean of Academic Support Services--Academic Council Rep)
  4. Joseph Canfield V.P. of Human Resources
  5. Sheila Daniels (Theater Faculty)
  6. Dawn Gavin (Visual Arts Interim Chair)
  7. Theresa C. Guerrero (Administrative Assistant, Preparatory Dance/Summer Dance)
  8. Brittany Henderson (Associate Dean of Student Life) *
  9. Peter Mack (Music Faculty)
  10. Wade Madsen (Dance Faculty)
  11. Jovino Santos Neto (Music Faculty) *
  12. Bridget Nowlin (Visual Arts Librarian)
  13. Timothy Piggee (Theater Faculty)
  14. Rob Rhee (Art Faculty) *
  15. Star Hang Nga Rush (Exec. Dir. of Institutional Effectiveness--Convener, Blog Writer/Manager) *
  16. Rhonda Soikowski (Theater faculty)
  17. Matthew Smucker (Performance Production Faculty)
  18. Sharron Starling (Director of Admissions)
  19. Lindsay Summers (CLSC/Study Body)
  20. Katie Trelstad (Foundations: HS Faculty -- Chair)
  21. Richard E.T. White, Theater Department Chair

*Members of the Racial Equity Subcommittee (REC)


IDC Blog

Native american and first nation voices on stage this weekend

First Slide first nation , native american , performance , seattle , students

There will be a special performance this weekend by Steven Davis ('16) in a performance of "Ethnically Cleansed," 8 p.m. on Saturday, December 10, at Cornish College's Main Campus Center (MCC) Rm 102...

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De-stress with rover in registration & records nov 6

First Slide finals , resources , stress , students

It's finals, and the team in our Registration & Records Office know final exams can be ruff. Students are invited to to grab some breathing space and de-stress with some furry friends as they stud...

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The tragic gap at the heart of democracy

“By the tragic gap I mean the gap between the hard realities around us and what we know is possible — not because we wish it were so, but because we’ve seen it with our own eyes.” —Parker J...

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