Diversity Task Force

Diversity & Inclusion Vision Statement

North Country Community College aspires to raise competence, critical consciousness,
and civil discourse around issues of diversity, equity and inclusion as an integral part of our institutional mission, and to increase our culture of inclusion through a renewed commitment to collectively evolve our understanding within our campus and regional communities.

We believe it is our responsibility as an educational institution and as community leaders to actively address bias and injustices on a local and global scale, and to actively engage in conversations and activities that will build this competence among our students, faculty, staff, and community members.

We believe that in order to demonstrate our commitment to accept and value the whole individual that we must continually strive to adopt and practice more inclusive programs, services, and processes, to recognize and acknowledge our limited demographic diversity, and to actively seek more understanding of global diversity issues and social justice activism.

It is through academic infusion, intentional outside-the-classroom experiences, and forging alliances that we will actualize these values and goals.

View our 2016-2017 Diversity Plan here.

College Diversity Officer:

Kim Irland
Dean of Student Life
North Country Community College
23 Santanoni Avenue – P.O. Box 89
Saranac Lake, NY 12983
518-891-2915 ext 1205

Diversity Task Force membership:

  • Kim Irland, Dean of Student Life
  • Tara Smith, Human Resources
  • Angela Brice, Associate Director of Campus Life for Residential Services
  • Bruce Rowe, Faculty
  • Shir Filler, Faculty
  • Peter Nelson, Adjunct Faculty
  • Kelli Rodriguez, Faculty
  • Annette Hurlburt, Student
  • Joseph Costa, Student
  • Delany Guntert, Student

Diversity & Inclusion Newsletters:

Special Thanks:

Our new All-Gender Bathroom signs were made possible by a generous donation from SmartSign.com.

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