Is what broadens our views of the world and makes us better, well-rounded people.
Diversity & Inclusion
Kishwaukee College embraces and supports differences of gender, sex, race, religion,
age, nationality, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, socio-economic
status, and ability. We celebrate the many contributions that our diverse students,
faculty, staff, and administration make to our College and our community. At Kishwaukee,
we strive to create and continually improve a campus environment that both ensures
respect for these differences and encourages their expression.
The Diversity Committee at Kishwaukee College is dedicated to:
Creating and sustaining a college climate that recognizes and values diversity
Supporting the success of a diverse student population
Recruiting, hiring, and retaining a diverse workforce
Establishing open and vibrant lines of communication about issues related to diversity,
including its recognition, expression and protection
Integrating diversity into college curricula
Developing and implementing a campus-wide system of responsibility and accountability
for the purposes of achieving the goals and action items expressed in this plan
Promoting intercultural dialogue and collaborative academic and social experiences
The College’s values of inclusion and accessibility are indicative of our commitment
to ensuring all learners know they are welcomed and valued members of the Kish community.
We believe everyone deserves a quality, affordable education and any barriers or completion
gaps must be addressed.
The Kishwaukee College Foundation welcomed new members to its Board of Directors while bidding farewell to outgoing members during their May annual meeting. Geri-Dee Hayden, T.J. Irving and Jackee Ohlinger retired from their positions on the Board of Directors upon completion of their terms.
Kishwaukee College is committed to supporting a strong regional workforce by creating partnerships with local businesses, which in turn provides opportunities for students and job seekers in our communities.