In 2020, Hesston College reactivated our inclusion and diversity initiative, as the Board of Directors mandated that diversity, equity and inclusion be integral to our efforts to transform Hesston College into a college for all.
In the summer of 2020 the DEI Council was formed with representation from 20-25 faculty, staff and students who have a passion for a diverse, equitable and inclusive campus. The DEI Council meets monthly during the school year with a purpose to create and sustain a healthy campus climate that provides opportunity for full and equitable participation of all persons in the life of the college community, embracing differences and fostering a sense of belonging among all its members, including faculty, staff, students and the broader community. Members of the DEI Council serve on one of four subgroups to engage in deeper conversations around recommendations for campus. These subgroups include Admissions; Campus Climate; Human Resources; and Alumni.
Students who have a passion and commitment to this purpose are encouraged to speak with one of the members of the Leadership Team about joining the council. The Leadership Team consists of: Carren Moham, Del Hershberger, John Murray and Monica Miller.