Diversity Committee

Helena College Diversity Committee

Helena College’s Statement on Diversity


At Helena College, we recognize and accept each individual is a unique combination of thoughts, beliefs (religious, political and ideological), socio-economic status, race (biological), ethnicity (cultural), age, gender, sexual orientation, and physical abilities, and we value these differences through shared governance, program offerings and collegiate activities.

Diversity Core Values

  • Acceptance
  • Respect
  • Understanding
  • Recognition
  • Inclusion


To have a college committed to embracing the rich dimensions of diversity contained within each individual.

About the Diversity Committee

The committee is comprised of representatives from the Dean’s Office, Student Services, Fiscal/Plant, Academics, and Student Senate.

The scope of the Committee, which includes a Committee Chair, a Program Coordinator, and an Academic Liaison, is to integrate diversity into all aspects of the college, including

  • Admissions/enrollment Practices
  • Recruitment and employment practices
  • Communications, publications, and promotions
  • Programming, both academic and institutional
  • Institutional organizations, services, and events
  • Community partnerships

Committee Members:

  • Robyn Kiesling, *Co-chair
  • Deb Rapaport, *Co-chair
  • Julie Adams
  • Hayley Blevins
  • Michael Crook
  • Rick Dendinger
  • Laura Gifreda
  • Chad Hickox
  • Brenda Johnson
  • Deb Micu
  • Tammy Steckler
  • Joyce Walborn
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