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: Spring 2019

  1. DANCE Wade Madsen
  2. DESIGN Elizabeth Patterson
  3. FOUNDATIONS / ART Robert Rhee, Chair
  4. MUSIC Jarrad Powell
  5. MUSIC Kerry O’Brien
  6. PERFORMANCE PRODUCTION Matthew Smucker
  7. PERFORMANCE PRODUCTION Bret Torbeck
  8. THEATER Rhonda Soikowski
  9. THEATER Sheila Daniels
  10. THEATER Timothy McCuen Piggee
  11. ART Cable Griffith
  12. ADMIN/STAFF Feney Perez
  13. ADMIN/STAFF Lori Koshork
  14. ADMIN/STAFF Richard E.T. White
  15. ADMIN/STAFF Sharron Starling
  16. ADMIN/STAFF Thuy-Van Vu

IDC Blog

Why we shouldn’t forget presidents owned slaves

african american history month , black history month , history , poem , poetry

February is African American History Month in the U.S.  Clint Smith is a poet and doctoral student at Harvard University, who studies the history of racial inequality in the United States. This...

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Music department convocation feb 16

campus , community , kerry hall , music , performance

The Second All Music Department Convocation will take place from 12:15-12:55 p.m. on Thursday, February 16, in PONCHO Concert Hall. James Falcone, Music Department Chair, will present an essay en...

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Lunar new year 2017

community , diversity , new year , seattle

Last weekend marked the start of week-long celebrations in Seattle of Lunar New Year 2017, the year of the Rooster. Celebrations culminate this weekend, Sunday, Jan. 29, in the city's Chinatown Intern...

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