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 2021-2022


Quamrul H. Ashraf, Co-Chair, Economics
Marshall Green, Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
Kerry-Ann Green, Chemistry
Jacqueline Hidalgo, Latina/o Studies, Religion, OIDEI
Shinko Kagaya, Japanese
Carlos Macías Prieto, Romance Languages
Shivon Robinson, Neuroscience, Psychology
Sidney Rothstein, Political Science

Bilal Ansari, Co-Chair, OIDEI
Valerie Bailey Fischer, Chaplains’ Office
Jennifer Ceolinski, OIDEI
Zorelly Cepeda Derieux, Alumni Relations
Jessika Drmacich, Williams Libraries
Eden-Reneé Hayes, OIDEI, Davis Center
Anthony Pernell-McGee, ‘68 Center for Career Exploration
Leticia Smith – Evans Haynes, OIDEI
Tamanika Terry Steward, Dean’s Office
D. Clinton Williams, OIDEI, Pathways for Inclusive Excellence
Janice Williams, Dean’s Office

Essence Perry ‘22, Student Co-Chair
Gwyn Chilcoat 24
Gabriela Gonzalez 24
Hikaru Hayakawa 24
Jayden Jogwe 24
Aiden Pham 24
Kiara Royer 24
Ollie Saleh 24
Zach Sturdevant 25
Bálint Szőllősi23
Hipolito Vazquez 22