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Equity at Kish

We are committed to a culture of diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging, focused on respect and fairness, in all aspects of the College experience.

Equity

ϲ’s values of equity and support are indicative of our commitment to ensuring all learners know they are welcomed and valued members of the Kish community. We believe everyone deserves an affordable, quality education, and any barriers or completion gaps must be addressed. For the College’s efforts, Kish was recognized with the 2022 Equity and Diversity Award by the Illinois Community College Trustees Association.

In the spring of 2019, Kish joined the Illinois Equity in Attainment Initiative (ILEA), the signature initiative of the (PCC). Kish committed along with to one goal — eliminating the achievement gap for students of color and low-income students.

As part of joining the ILEA, the College created an equity statement to reflect its goals and commitment to all students. In 2022, the statement was updated as part of Kish's new Strategic Plan. The statement reads: 

ϲ is committed to a culture of diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging, focused on respect and fairness, in all aspects of the College experience.

The Kish Data Book provides disaggregated data by year related to current enrollment, retention, persistence, graduation, dual credit enrollment and success, etc.

Equity in higher education ensures all learners have what they need to complete their program. For some, financial assistance is needed. For others, it’s fulfilling basic needs like food or transportation support. Whatever the barrier, Kish has a host of resources to help students facing obstacles to completion. These include:

ϲ serves all learners and continues the great work to reduce barriers and to close the gap. We continue to execute our Equity Plan and implement the best strategies to support all students who choose Kish. You can find more of our current data and plans in the following:

members of Kish’s PCC team

Dr. Laurie Borowicz, President
Dr. Michelle Rothmeyer, Vice President of Student Services
Barbara Leach, Vice President of Instruction
Matthew Crull, Director of Research and Data Management
Dariana Lee, Director of Student Success
Graciela Horta, Coordinator-Student Outreach
Dominica Blalock, Associate Professor
Joseph Przybyla, Associate Professor

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