Wanda Velez Named to CCCU Commission on Diversity and Inclusion

Vice President of Student Development and Dean of Students Wanda Velez was recently welcomed to the Council for Christian Colleges & Universities (CCCU) Commission on Diversity and Inclusion to serve a three-year term as a commissioner, which is renewable once by the CCCU president. Members of the Commission volunteer to help fulfill the CCCU’s mission, advise CCCU President Shirley Hoogstra and help organize special projects. The group meets in person at least once a year and also participates in regularly scheduled phone meetings.

Primary responsibilities of the Commission on Diversity and Inclusion are to participate in the coordination of the biennial Diversity and Inclusion conference and biennial Multi-Ethnic Leadership Development Institute; to contribute advice to the president and CCCU staff on CCCU-wide professional development opportunities for Diversity and Inclusion officers; to provide input on diversity and inclusion surveys; and to offer advice on professional development and insight from their areas of expertise.

In her welcome to Vice President Velez, CCCU President Hoogstra said, “You are joining a team of great people who seek to support and serve those who believe in the value of Christian higher education. We welcome your participation, your wise feedback and we look forward to collaborating with you in the months to come. Thank you again for your willingness to share your time and your talents with us.”

Congratulations to Vice President Velez!