The primary purpose of the Equal Opportunity and Diversity Advisory Committee (EODAC) is to actively assist/facilitate Bakersfield College’s cultural and institutional policies and practices that demonstrate a commitment to greater diversity and inclusion for all students, employees, and the community at large. The EODAC is responsible for educating and orienting the college about the issues and concerns related to diversity and equity while helping to create an inclusive, engaging, and conscious college culture through:
In relationship to Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO), the EODAC will impact this process by:
The Equal Opportunity and Diversity Advisory Committee Charge document was reviewed and approved on August 31, 2020.
Overall, the EODAC will focus on creating, developing, revising, and putting into action effective practices, policies, procedures, requirements, and protocols for issues related to diversity at Bakersfield College.
Academic Senate and the College President
A representative of the Equal Opportunity Diversity Advisory Committee (EODAC) will communicate with Administration, Faculty, and Classified employees as well as Students through governance bodies on campus and at the District Office which include but aren’t limited to Academic Senate, College Council, Faculty Chairs and Deans Council, Human Resources (Both on the Bakersfield Main Campus/Delano Campus and the District Office), the KCCD District Committees addressing issues of diversity such as Equal Employment Opportunity Advisory Committee, and Bakersfield College’s Student Government Association (SGA).
2 Administrator Representatives
3 Classified Representatives
22 Academic Senate Representatives
1 Adjunct Faculty Representative
1 Student Government Association (SGA) Representative
1 District Equal Employment Opportunity Compliance Officer or Designee
2 Community Members (ad hoc)
|Administrative Co-Chair||Abel Guzman|
|Faculty Co-Chair||Bryan Hirayama|
|Classified Co-Chair||Victoria Coffee|
|Administrative Representative||Jennifer Achan|
|Administrative Representative||Tommy Tunson|
|Classified Representative||Bryan Lainez|
|Classified Representative||Venessa Reyes|
|Classified Representative||Luz Maria Mendoza|
|Adjunct Faculty||Nicole Carrasco|
|District Equal Employment Opportunity Compliance Officer||Dena Rhoades|