Established in 2007 by the Office of College Compliance, the Pierce Diversity Committee (PDC) has a diverse membership of administrators, faculty, staff, and student members. PDC seeks to accomplish its mission by recommending, developing, planning, and implementing programs, services, and activities that expose our college community to diverse backgrounds.
Michael Habata, Co-Chair, Librarian
AFT Faculty Rep.
Jose Vargas, Co-Chair, Equity Coordinator
AFT Staff Rep., appointed in Spring 2017; Co-chair term begins on 9/2017
Assistant Professor, Nursing
AFT Staff Rep and co-chair term begins in Fall 2017
Brian Pierson, AFT Faculty Rep. Associate Professor, Anthropology
Michaela Bransen, ASO Rep.
appointed in Fall 2014
Claudio Velasco, UMCE Rep
Lara-Conrady Wong, Team Leader: BRAVE
Student Engagement Rep
Marcela Portillo Team Leader: First Year-Experience/ Student Success
Student Success Couseling Rep.
appointed in Spring 2016; absenteee/not attending
Judy Bagg Assistant Professor of English
Mita Desai Counselor, Substitute for Abby Watson