MEETING OF THE
OF THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES
HOUSTON COMMUNITY COLLEGE
November 19, 2009
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
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
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.
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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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.
With no further business, the meeting adjourned at 1:21 p.m.
Sharon R. Wright, Executive Administrative Assistant, Board Services
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Sharon Wright, Executive Administrative Assistant, Board Services