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Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

The Mission of the Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion is to create, expand, and promote opportunities for students, staff and faculty of color. This is done through advocacy, education, and networking to strengthen WVC’s commitment to diversity. The Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion strives to unite and integrate diversity of thought through events, speakers, and workshops. It also promotes understanding, recognition, and appreciation of cultural differences and similarities through policies and procedures that support inclusion and equity.

 The Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion is committed to assisting Wenatchee Valley College to:

  • Create an environment that acknowledges, respects, and enhances multiculturalism
  • Provide support and advocacy for students of color
  • Provide assistance in achieving academic success for students of color
  • Increase enrollment and retention of students of color
  • Offer opportunities to develop leadership skills for students of color
  • Increase diversity and inclusion curriculum offerings
  • Promote diversity and equity initiatives
  • Increase faculty and staff of color to reflect the student body
  • Increase understanding of bias, inequities and racism
  • Serve as a liaison between the college and the community

Vacant Position

Associate Dean of Campus Life, Equity and Inclusion (Wenatchee)
 (509) 682-6868

Edith Gomez
Edith Gomez

Campus Life & Diversity

(Omak) / (509) 422-7814


Vacant Position

Diversity and Inclusion

 (509) 682-6877


Diversity Center

(Wenatchee Campus)

The Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Center located in Van Tassell Hall is a welcoming place for all students to gather, study, eat and feel at home. The Center strives to be a place for diverse clubs to meet and hangout. The Center provides information on upcoming events, scholarships, diversity conferences and ways to connect with others. It also has couches, chairs, tables, microwaves, refrigerator and a white board. The Center has two computers for public use and a printer for free printing. Some speaking events are held in the Center as well as Diversity Dialogues and other cultural meetings and events. It can be reserved by the public for events and trainings as well.

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Events
Fall Quarter
  • Disability Awareness
  • Dia De Los Muertos
  • Native American
Winter Quarter
  • Martin Luther King Jr. day
  • Black History Month
  • Visiting diversity author
Spring Quarter
  • Students of Color
    Conference (Yakima)
  • Stand Against Racism
    (Omak & Wenatchee)
  • Pride Month

For more information,
check out the Events page!