November 19, 2009

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MEETING OF THE

DIVERSITY COMMITTEE

OF THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES

HOUSTON COMMUNITY COLLEGE

November 19, 2009

Minutes

The Diversity Committee of the Board of Trustees of Houston Community College held a meeting on Thursday, November 19, 2009 at the HCC Administration Building, 3100

Main, 2nd Floor Seminar Room A, Houston, Texas.

COMMITTEE MEMBERS PRESENT

Neeta Sane,

Committee Chair

Bruce Austin,

Committee Member

Richard Schechter, Committee Member

ADMINISTRATION

Mary S. Spangler, Chancellor

Art Tyler, Deputy Chancellor/COO

Renee Byas, General Counsel

Daniel Seymour, Vice Chancellor, Planning and Institutional Effectiveness

Willie Williams, Chief Human Resources Officer

OTHERS PRESENT

Jarvis Hollingsworth, Counsel, Bracewell & Giuliani

Eva Loredo, Trustee Elect, District VIII

Bennie Ables, President, Faculty Senate

Other administrators, citizens, and representatives of the news media

CALL TO ORDER

Mrs. Sane called the meeting to order at 1:07 p.m. and declared the Committee convened to consider matters pertaining to Houston Community College as listed on the duly posted Meeting Notice.

REPORT ON DIVERSITY INITIATIVES FOR HCC

Dr. Spangler apprised that an international event was held on November 18, 2009 providing an opportunity to acknowledge the broad range of Consulates in the Houston area. She provided printed material depicting the international student population of

HCC. Dr. Spangler identified the following upcoming activities:

International Holiday Event

Dr. Spangler apprised that the holiday event scheduled for December 11, 2009 will focus on internationality and diversity.

Diversity Council

Dr. Spangler apprised that the council emerged from the Leadership Excellence

Institute. The focus is on the development of a diversity council and the group has collected information to determine what is important to the institution in providing a

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Diversity Committee – November 19, 2009- Page 2 welcoming and inclusive environment. The council will report to the Chancellor and will be responsible for conducting internal and external diversity assessments, the development of a diversity plan, which includes measurements and promotes the development and communication of policy and values that discourage intolerance and discrimination.

Mr. Austin noted that innovative ways should be identified to introduce students to various languages.

Dr. Tyler apprised that a language institute is in development.

ADJOURNMENT

With no further business, the meeting adjourned at 1:21 p.m.

Recorded by:

Sharon R. Wright, Executive Administrative Assistant, Board Services

Transcribed and submitted by:

Sharon Wright, Executive Administrative Assistant, Board Services

Minutes Approved:

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