Diversity Council

The mission of NOC Diversity Council is to assist in developing a culture of diversity acceptance across the campus community.

FY 2016-2017 Council Members
Eugene Smith, Chair; T. L. Walker, Gina Conneywerdy, Crys Davis, Elizabeth Gonzalez, Brandon Hobson, Greg Krause, Charmaine Munro, Dean Pearcy, Stephanie Scott, Milynda Wade, Diana Watkins; Sherryl Nelson; Barb Stadler; Bill Johnson; Scott Haywood

Ex-Officio: Dr. Cheryl Evans; Anita Simpson; Jason Johnson; Dr. Edwin Vineyard; Sheri Snyder; Dr. Shannon Cunningham; and Dr. Rick Edgington.

FY 2016 Charge
The Council will conduct monthly meetings to monitor progress. Responsibilities of the Council include the following:

  • Achieve access and equity for historically underrepresented groups. 
  • Advocate for the recruitment and representation of diverse faculty and staff.
  • Encourage diversity initiatives that enhance recruitment, retention, and engagement of diverse students throughout the college.
  • Create a multicultural and inclusive environment for every member of the campus community
  • Enhance community collaborations that support the interests of the college in the area of diversity and inclusion.
  • Encourage faculty, staff, students and administrators to participate in the professional development opportunities.
  • Develop curricular and co-curricular initiatives to prepare students for a diverse and global world. 

Cultural Competency Certificate Program

Begin or continue your professional development with the Diversity Council! We will offer workshops that cover topics in diversity, intersecting identities, developing cultural competence and working with first-generation students while creating inclusive communities! The workshops are opened to all students, faculty, staff and community members. 

To receive a Cultural Competency Certificate, participants must complete at least 4 workshops through the Diversity Council. The Valuing Diversity and Inclusion workshop is the foundation course and is required to complete the program. Participation in this program is voluntary.

Diversity Workshops for Faculty

Fall semester 2017

Upcoming Workshops

  • Creating an Inclusive Community
  • Developing Cultural Competence
  • Developing Social Justice Allies
  • Paving the Way - Working with First Generation College Students

Request a Workshop

If you would like to request a specific diversity workshop for your office or organization, please email eugene.smith@noc.edu or call (405) 744-2858. All requests need to have a minimum of 10 participants and requested at least 3 weeks in advance of the date. 

For more information about the program, please contact Eugene Smith at eugene.smith@noc.edu or (405) 744-2858.