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Campus Commission for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusiveness

The Commission for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusiveness supports Keene State College’s principles of equal opportunity, just treatment, and respect for all people. We hold these principles not only because we believe they are good and right, but also because we believe that people who understand and hold these values are more effective and productive citizens and problem solvers.

The Commission works for equality by increasing awareness of issues pertaining to historically marginalized groups, challenging stereotypes, eradicating systemic inequalities and oppression, and creating a campus climate of respect for all. It addresses issues related to the multiple dimensions of diversity including but not limited to gender equity and gender expression, age, class, culture, differing physical and learning abilities, ethnicity, race, religion, and sexual orientation.

The Commission promotes a campus environment in which differences between people are recognized, understood, and accepted in all areas of academic and community life. and it serves as an advocate and catalyst for continuing learning and growth in the understanding of diversity so that students, staff, and faculty are engaged participants in an increasingly diverse world.


Commission Leadership

The leadership team is composed of three members of our community:

Member Position
Hersch Rothmel Student Co-Chair
Kristin Sweeney Staff Co-Chair
Karen Jennings Faculty Co-Chair

The Commission is soliciting applications for membership from the campus community. KSC students are especially invited to apply along with staff (OS, PAT and complementary) and faculty (adjunct, tenure-track, and tenured).


Commission for Diversity Events

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Jamie Landau

College is about meeting people who are different from you. And this is why diversity initiatives matter.

Dr. Jamie Landau, CCDEI Safe Space Sub Committee Chair