Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

The Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) build an environment of trust and respect for diverse opinions and perspectives by promoting equity in student success, recruiting and retaining employees from diverse backgrounds, and fostering an equitable and diverse institutional infrastructure.

DEI's Objectives consistent with MCC's Strategic Plan:

  • Create and foster an environment that is respectful of diverse opinions and perspectives.
  • Increase equity in student success throughout the student lifecycle using targeted approaches to bridge achievement gaps for underrepresented student populations.
  • Recruit and maintain employees to better reflect the diversity and emerging trends of the Kansas City Metropolitan area.
  • Continue to develop an institutional infrastructure to promote diversity, inclusion, and equity for students, employees and the community.

Diversity within the Metropolitan Community College involves creating an environment that demonstrates civility, equity and mutual respect of each person. We are each charged with the responsibility of providing an organizational climate where students and employees feel that they are welcome and an integral part of our community and each of our campuses. Our success depends upon us learning from each other and working together to achieve the vision and mission of this institution.

Metropolitan Community College is committed to fostering an educational philosophy that values the input and inclusion of all individuals and cultural groups within our institutions and the communities we serve. Valuing different perspectives allows us to focus as one entity on the goals we have in common, and helps us fulfill our mission of preparing students, serving communities and creating opportunities.

Our Commitment

MCC embraces diversity in our student body, workforce, curriculum and community. We know that diversity supports learning, excellence and preparation of global citizenry.

MCC is committed to achieving a community free from all forms of discrimination and harassment in its policies, practices and endeavors. Further, MCC is committed to fostering a diverse community and to promoting greater awareness of and sensitivity to issues of diversity.

Toward that end MCC asserts the dignity and worth of every human being and the value of diversity as a source of its strength, including diversity of race, gender, ethnicity, national origin, culture, sexual orientation, age, religion, disability and perspective among students, faculty, staff and administrators.

DEI Team

Gabby Flores
Associate Vice Chancellor, Equity and Inclusion, Chief Diversity Officer
gabby.flores@mcckc.edu
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Steven Norton
DEI Coordinator
steven.norton@mcckc.edu