• Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

    The DEI Leadership Team provides guidance to college leadership on matters of diversity, equity, and inclusion as they affect students, faculty, administration, and staff at LaGuardia. The team promotes policies that strengthen and uphold LaGuardia’s mission and core values by encouraging open and engaged dialogue that builds and sustains and equitable and inclusive campus environment.

    Mission & Core Values

    LaGuardia Community Encouraged to Participate in DEI Women’s History Recognition

    March is Women’s History Month, and LaGuardia Community College is recognizing women from all across campus. Visit the DEI Instagram page to learn about different members of the LaGuardia family. According to womenshistory.org, “Women’s History Month began as a local celebration in Santa Rosa, California. The Education Task Force of the Sonoma County (California) Commission on the Status of Women planned and executed a “Women’s History Week” celebration in 1978. The organizers selected the week of March 8 to correspond with International Women’s Day. The movement spread across the country as other communities initiated their own Women’s History Week celebrations the following year. In 1980, a consortium of women’s groups and historians—led by the National Women’s History Project (now the National Women’s History Alliance)—successfully lobbied for national recognition. In February 1980, President Jimmy Carter issued the first Presidential Proclamation declaring the Week of March 8th 1980 as National Women’s History Week. Subsequent Presidents continued to proclaim a National Women’s History Week in March until 1987 when Congress passed Public Law 100-9, designating March as “Women’s History Month.” Between 1988 and 1994, Congress passed additional resolutions requesting and authorizing the President to proclaim March of each year as Women’s History Month. Since 1995, each president has issued proclamations designating the month of March as “Women’s History Month.” Women from the LaGuardia community who wish to be featured on the DEI Instagram page can submit their photo and information. To learn more contact Wendy Nicholson, Executive Director of DEI at wnicholson@lagcc.cuny.edu.

    Submit Photo and Information

    We are 1LaGuardia!

    LaGuardia Community College is made up of a diverse body of students, faculty and staff. Each person has their own history and background that feeds into our dynamic working and learning environment. Our college promotes opportunity and learning experiences that are equitable, inclusive and diverse – We are 1 LaGuardia! Throughout the Spring 2023 Semester, LaGuardia Community College will be hosting a variety of activities designed to bring awareness to the importance of diversity, equity and inclusion. Scheduled activities will include: keynote speakers, workshops, and a contest.

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  • DEI Leadership Team

    Wendy Nicholson – Chair Executive Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
    Vanessa Bing Social Science
    Steven Hitt LaGuardia Performing Arts Center
    Jason Hendrickson English Department
    Tuli Chatterji English Department
    Joy Sanchez-Taylor English Department
    Darren Barany Social Science
    John Chaney Social Science
    Jhony Nelson Office for Students with Disabilities


    Wendy Nicholson
    Executive Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion