Purpose: The Hmong professionals of NWTC seek to establish an Employee Involvement Group that is inclusive of all diverse professionals with the passion to build, nurture, and live the College’s values for the common purpose of enhancing healthy engagements and building a strong network of resources across the campus. This group works toward enhancing involvement and connections within the Hmong Professionals at NWTC, network with the broader Hmong community to provide and promote educational opportunities. This group will also advocate for students of Hmong-identity with direct impact to their college experience where equity and sense of belonging is fostered through mentorship and scholarships.
Chair Contact: Pakou Thao, Talent Development Assistant
Chair Contact: Xai Yang, Executive Assistant to VP, Learning
Intertribal Employee Involvement Group
Purpose: This group represents NWTC's Native American Employees and provides a way to promote discussion and express perspectives/experiences to build cultural awareness, respect, and inclusiveness within the College. We will promote the recruitment and retention of Native American employees by offering networking, social gatherings, and opportunities to identify barriers within the workplace. We will support student success through mentoring, community outreach, and persistence initiatives.
Chair Contact: Marcus Perez, Talent Strategy Director
Pride and Allies Network
Purpose: The Pride and Allies Network serves to foster an inclusive, open campus community, advancing equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, inter-sex and allied (LGBTQIA) people. Promoting recruitment and retention of LGBTQIA employees will happen through opportunities to network, socialize, and address inequality in the college culture. The group consists of LGBTQIA individuals interested in LGBTQIA issues affecting employees and students at NWTC.
Chair Contact: Jan Scoville, Regional Learning Dean
Women of Color Network
Purpose: The purpose of the NWTC’s Women of Color Network (WOCN) EIG will be to create a safe, inclusive space where women of color employees gather to connect, engage, and provide peer-to-peer mentorship. The group will work to engage in positive relationships with women of color on campus and in the broader community by building a supportive network that will help its members overcome barriers, celebrate successes and achieve their full potential as valued employees of the College.
Zianya Saldaña, Student Support Specialist