Steps Beyond Statements

Steps Beyond Statements Committee Charge

The current global call for racial equity and justice highlights the importance and urgency of our commitment to Inclusive Excellence at Rockland Community College (RCC). The Steps Beyond Statements Working Group is part of that ongoing commitment and is charged by President Baston to conduct the Guided Pathways Institutional Self-Assessment for Equity in order to provide recommendations for implementation building upon our institutional strengths and addressing identified challenges. In addition, the SBS Working Group will conduct focus groups to build on the Diversity & Inclusion Survey conducted in Spring 2021, and provide recommendations for implementation of academic and non-academic divisions Equity Scorecards.

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Student Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Feedback

make your voice heard

Thank you to the many students who participated in the Student Diversity, Equity & Inclusion survey. We will share a summary of our findings when the analysis is complete.

Stay tuned for information about upcoming Student Focus Groups. We look forward to your continued participation!

SBS Video Updates

Featured Resource

Mecca E. Mitchell

Our Voices: How to Increase the Diversity of our Workforce

The Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion hosted a virtual workshop where Mecca E. Mitchell, Esq., Senior Vice President of Diversity, Inclusion & Community Engagement for Westchester Medical Center Health Network, shared her perspective on how to increase workforce diversity.

Additional Resources

Steps Beyond Statements Coffee and Conversation

Advancing Equity through Guided Pathways

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Online Resources

Steps Beyond Statements Team


Allegrah Abrahams

Allegrah Abrahams

Stephen Burke

Stephen Burke

LaToya Blount

LaToya Blount
Working Committee

Dino Ritsatos

Dino Ritsatos
Working Committee

Working Group

  • LaToya Blount
  • Dino Ritsatos
  • Matthew Baker (student)
  • Chaquanna Cotton
  • Jude Fleurismond
  • Suzanne Hickey
  • Xavier Kistoo-Mies (student)
  • Daphney Joseph (student)
  • Danielle Kobryn
  • Katie Lynch
  • Brian Merritt
  • Kellen Perez (student)
  • Melanie Rie
  • Ydania Santos


  • Melissa L. Roy
  • Nancy Koester
  • Joe-Joe McManus