Committee on Diversity & Community

The Committee on Diversity and Community (CDC), formerly the Commission on Campus Race Relations (CCRR), focuses on issues of diversity and community on campus and makes recommendations on both curricular and extracurricular matters with the intention of promoting better understanding between and among groups on campus. The CDC, comprising faculty, staff, and students, is charged with examining the health of our Williams community with respect to diversity and inclusion. In addition, the CDC discusses problems and proposes initiatives with regard to the College’s commitment to educate students for engagement with our increasingly diverse world.

For the past few years, the Committee on Diversity and Community (CDC) has discussed ways to learn about, reflect on, and acknowledge Williams College’s histories including the roles that many members of the community, broadly understood, have played in those histories and the impacts that College actions have had on many different community members. Drawing on recommendations from the CDC and the diversity, equity, and inclusion working group’s strategic planning report, this year the CDC is charged with comprehensively engaging with Williams’s histories with the goal of imagining and crafting practices of communally accountable institutional memory that reflects the complexity and diversity of the College’s histories.

Membership 2022-2023


Ben Snyder, Co-Chair
Brahim El Guabli
Bethany Hicok
Anna Lenti
Shivon Robinson
Steffen Siebert
B Thuronyi


Ivonne García, Co-Chair, OIDEI
Valerie Bailey Fischer, Chaplains’ Office
Jennifer Ceolinski, OIDEI
Zorelly Cepeda Derieux, Alumni Relations
Jessika Drmacich, Williams Libraries
Christopher Goh, OIDEI
Alexa Icenia, 68 Center for Career Exploration
Leticia Smith – Evans Haynes, OIDEI
Tamanika Terry Steward, Dean’s Office
D. Clinton Williams, OIDEI, Pathways for Inclusive Excellence


Alexa Cerda ’25 (Student Chair)
Zayneb Moin ’25