The Board of Trustees of the Allan Hancock Joint Community College District is committed
to employing qualified faculty who are dedicated to student success. The board recognizes
that diversity in the academic environment fosters cultural awareness, promotes mutual
understanding and respect, and provides suitable role models for all students.
The board is committed to hiring processes that support the goals of equal opportunity
and staff diversity and assure that all employees and applicants for employment will
enjoy equal opportunity regardless of ethnic group identification, race, color, religion,
gender, national origin, ancestry, age, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation,
marital status, medical condition, and/or Vietnam-era veteran status.
The board also commits the district to vigorous staff diversity/equal employment opportunity
in all aspects of its employment program including recruitment, hiring, assignment,
compensation, promotion, transfer, and with respect to all faculty classifications.
The board recognizes that to be effective, a staff diversity/equal employment opportunity
program must be fully institutionalized to the extent that all members and employees
of the Allan Hancock Joint Community College District have roles and responsibilities
to achieve staff diversity and equal employment opportunities. The district is committed
to involving all staff in the active promotion of campus diversity including recruitment
of members of underrepresented groups and provision of a work and learning environment
conducive to open discussion and free of intimidation, harassment, and unlawful discrimination.
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Graduating high school with honors and realizing I did not have the monetary means to go off to a university like I had always dreamed about felt like a setback. Being at a community college, for my first semester, felt like a detriment to my education. Despite this I began to reach out to other students and was referred by a student to a program called MESA. MESA has shaped my educational career. MESA has provided me with opportunities I would have otherwise missed on my own, an opportunity to work with other like-minded majors who have since become like family. With this kind of strong foundation I have been able to excel in my science, mathematics, and engineering courses.
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