Diversity Advisory Committee

Diversity Advisory Committee


To celebrate and promote equity, diversity, inclusiveness, acceptance, mutual respect and support, civility and non-discrimination across all areas of campus/district’s programs and services including employment (recruitment, hiring, retention, promotion), curriculum, pedagogy, professional development, working and learning environments for student, faculty, staff and administrators of all backgrounds.

The Diversity Advisory Committee (DAC) reports directly to the College Advisory Council (CAC).


Committee members are expected primarily to represent general  institutional interests rather than the interests of their disciplines, divisions, or special interests. Members will work in an open and objective process toward consensus on recommendations to serve the best interest of the college.

Responsibilities1. Review and respond to information about equity and non-discrimination for members of the college community.

2. Assist the district in developing, implementing, reviewing, and making recommendations regarding the ADA Plan, the Gender Equity Plan, and the Equal Employment Opportunity Plan to the president.

3. Promote cross-cultural understanding, appreciation, mutual support and respect for all members of the college community.

4. Seek support from related entities including the College Planning Council (CPC) on appropriate matters.

5. Work closely with Staff Development coordinators on training and development opportunities.


The membership shall represent the broad areas of instruction, including
transfer/general education programs, vocational programs, and basic  skills/ESL programs, and student services. The Diversity Advisory Committee shall be diverse and include members of all historically underrepresented groups whenever possible, consisting of the following:

3 Faculty appointed by the Academic Senate

3 Classified appointed by the California School Employees Association (CSEA)

2 Students appointed by Associated Students Government

2 Administrators appointed by the President and Managers, Supervisors, and Confidential (MSC)

Director of Employment Services & Diversity (non-voting resource)

Americans with Disabilities Act Coordinator (non-voting resource)

Title IX Coordinator (non-voting resource)

The Diversity Advisory Committee (DAC) members will annually elect the chair, the vice chair, and a recorder. The members will have staggered two-year terms for committee continuity. Any change to the charge shall be discussed at one meeting and be voted upon at the following meeting.


  • Agendas and minutes shall be posted in an electronic folder and available 72 hours in advance and at the meetings.
  • Committee actions should reflect a majority vote by a quorum of the members. 50% plus 1
  • Meetings will be held on a monthly basis throughout the academic year.
  • Meetings are open to all members of the college community.



A. DAC Agendas - March 10, 2014http://www.sjcc.edu/PresidentOffice/Documents/DAC_Agenda_3_10_14.pdfA. DAC Agendas - March 10, 20142014 DAC Agendas
B. DAC Agendas - April 28, 2014http://www.sjcc.edu/PresidentOffice/Documents/DAC_Agenda_4_28_14.pdfB. DAC Agendas - April 28, 20142014 DAC Agendas
D. DAC Agendas - September 8, 2014http://www.sjcc.edu/PresidentOffice/Documents/DAC agenda_9_8_2014.pdfD. DAC Agendas - September 8, 20142014 DAC Agendas
E. DAC Agendas - October 13, 2014http://www.sjcc.edu/PresidentOffice/Documents/DAC agenda_10_13_2014.pdfE. DAC Agendas - October 13, 20142014 DAC Agendas
F. DAC Agenda November 3, 2014http://www.sjcc.edu/PresidentOffice/Documents/DAC_Agenda_11_3_2014.pdfF. DAC Agenda November 3, 20142014 DAC Agendas
A. DAC Minutes - March 10, 2014http://www.sjcc.edu/PresidentOffice/Documents/DAC_minutes_03_10_14.pdfA. DAC Minutes - March 10, 20142014 DAC Minutes
B. DAC Minutes - April 28, 2014http://www.sjcc.edu/PresidentOffice/Documents/DAC_minutes_04_28_14.pdfB. DAC Minutes - April 28, 20142014 DAC Minutes
C. DAC Minutes - May 12, 2014http://www.sjcc.edu/PresidentOffice/Documents/DAC minutes 5_12_14.pdfC. DAC Minutes - May 12, 20142014 DAC Minutes
D. DAC Minutes - September 8, 2014http://www.sjcc.edu/PresidentOffice/Documents/DAC minutes_09_08_14.pdfD. DAC Minutes - September 8, 20142014 DAC Minutes
E. DAC Minutes - October 13, 2014http://www.sjcc.edu/PresidentOffice/Documents/DAC minutes_10_13_14.pdfE. DAC Minutes - October 13, 20142014 DAC Minutes
F. DAC Minutes - November 3, 2014http://www.sjcc.edu/PresidentOffice/Documents/DAC minutes_11_3_14.pdfF. DAC Minutes - November 3, 20142014 DAC Minutes
2015-03-09 DAC Agendahttp://www.sjcc.edu/PresidentOffice/Documents/DAC_Agenda_03_9_2015.pdf2015-03-09 DAC Agenda2015 DAC Minutes
2015-04-13 DAC Agendahttp://www.sjcc.edu/PresidentOffice/Documents/DAC_Agenda_04_13_2015.pdf2015-04-13 DAC Agenda2015 DAC Minutes
2015-04-13 DAC Minuteshttp://www.sjcc.edu/PresidentOffice/Documents/DAC minutes_04_13_2015.pdf2015-04-13 DAC Minutes2015 DAC Minutes
2015-05-11 DAC Agendahttp://www.sjcc.edu/PresidentOffice/Documents/DAC_Agenda_05_11_2015.pdf2015-05-11 DAC Agenda2015 DAC Minutes
2015-09-14 DAC Agendahttp://www.sjcc.edu/PresidentOffice/Documents/DACAgenda 91415.pdf2015-09-14 DAC AgendaArchives - DAC

Committee Composition

MSC Representatives 

Blake Balajadia

Marilyn Brodie (Chair)

Faculty Representatives



Leslyn McCallum

Classified Representatives

Lisa Brillon



Student Representatives

Emerson Bierman

Andrew Phelps

Director of Employment Services & Diversity

Sam Ho (non-voting resource)


Americans with Disabilities Act Coordinator

Roland Montemayor (non-voting resource)

Title IX Coordinator

Roland Montemayor (non-voting resource)

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