NJCAA National Office announces creation of NJCAA Racial Equity Subcommittee

NJCAA National Office announces creation of NJCAA Racial Equity Subcommittee

The NJCAA has announced the creation of the NJCAA Racial Equality Subcommittee.  The MCAC is well-represented on this committee as Dr. Jeffery Boyd, President of Rochester Community and Technical College; Rosalie Hayenga, Athletic Coordinator and Women's Basketball Coach at Minnesota West; and Tamara Moore, Men's Basketball Coach and Softball Coach from Mesabi Range will all serve on the Committee


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Charlotte, NC –  As the nation navigates its way through social movements, the NJCAA is taking action within our association. In a unified effort with the NJCAA Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Council, the NJCAA has announced the formation of the NJCAA Racial Equality Subcommittee. This committee begins its important work in September 2020. 

"The Racial Equality Subcommittee is a fitting next step in building the core values of equity, diversity and inclusion into our association and advancing our mission to educate, empower, and engage our members," stated Kerri-Ann McTiernan, NJCAA Equity, Diversity & Inclusion Chair. "I am inspired by our country's call to action and by the NJCAA's response. I enthusiastically encourage all our members to become vocal and active contributors towards putting these critically important ideals into practice."
The subcommittee becomes the first of its kind under the NJCAA Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Council, serving as another pathway to increase involvement through actions as part of a larger initiative. The subcommittee, like the council, is made up of a multitude of individuals from NJCAA member colleges and the NJCAA National Office to foster various levels of insight, inclusivity, and association-wide involvement.

"This work has been a passion of mine for as long as I can remember and it has never been more important than it is now," stated Jeff White, Esq, NJCAA Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion Council representative. "Dr. Christopher Parker's commitment to this work is one of the primary reasons why I joined the NJCAA and the creation of this subcommittee to support the larger Equity & Inclusion Council is further proof of that commitment. Much good work has been done, and I fully anticipate great things coming in the very near future."

The NJCAA values equity, diversity, and inclusion as organizational values and is committed to thoughtfully and intentionally creating pathways to deliver actionable outcomes for its member colleges in these areas. 

2020-21 NJCAA Racial Equality Subcommittee Members
  Dr. Jeffrey Boyd  Rochester CTC (MN)
  Cali Crawford Schoolcraft (MI)
  Darrren Drake  NJCAA National Office 
  Anthony Figueroa Parkland (IL)
  Rosalie Hayenga Minnesota West 
  Jorge Herdandez Bergen (NJ)
  Berdyne Kuiken Region 4 Women's Director
  Steve Martin MACJC Commissioner
  Tamara Moore  Mesabi Range (MN)
  Kendra Pollard NJCAA National Office
  Jake Ripple Dodge City (KS)
  Robbie Rogers NJCAA National Office
  Derek Vivieros  Bristol (MA)
  Dr. Greg Williams  Odessa (TX)