Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Leadership Council

The Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion is proud to announce The Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Leadership Council which seeks to promote DEI initiatives and programs that further the College's stated commitment to DEI. The Council will be charged with the following:

  1. Provide monthly status updates on internal DEI initiatives within a unit or campus;
  2. Report ideas, concerns, and suggestions to develop system DEI goals;
  3. Identify areas of collaboration through a cross-section or function of the System;
  4. Provide recommendations to develop system practices or protocols that facilitate an enhanced level of DEI awareness;
  5. Review and provide feedback of the DEI Strategic Action Plan draft; and
  6. Forecast potential challenges or actionable areas of improvement.


Dr. Darin LaMar Baskin, Interim DEI Officer, is the Council lead and primary contact. The College community is encouraged to participate in discussions around DEI with Dr. Darin Baskin and/or the representatives listed below:

HCC Area



Zandra Henderson

Communications & Marketing/External Relations

Sheila Briones

Finance & Administration 

Teresa Washburn

Information Technology

Cassaundra Jackson

General Counsel

Y. Nicole Montgomery

Talent Engagement

Robert Robinson

Instructional Services

Dr. Miguel Ramos

Student Services

Dr. Chassity Holliman-Douglas 

Central College

Andrea Bonner 

Coleman College

Dr. Patricia Ugwu

Northeast College

Tammy Perry 

Northwest College

Dr. Rima Adil

Online College

Christy Cervantes

Southeast College

Tamara Hoodye

Southwest College

Vonda Dargin


Thomas Ronk

Faculty Senate

Dr. Antrece Baggett

COPA President

L. Renee Alsander

EEO and Compliance

Dr. David Cross

Get involved

Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

The Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion would love to co-sponsor your next event or collaborate to further your organization, department, campus, or unit’s DEI initiative.  Please contact us to discuss how we can support your efforts and further the imprint of DEI at the College.  You can also volunteer to support our efforts through programming, events, and data collection.  We look forward to working with you.

Dr. Darin LaMar Baskin
Interim Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Officer
(713) 718-8443

Takisha Timmons
Sr. Administrative Assistant