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College Diversity Committee


The College Diversity Committee is made up of a variety of faculty, staff and students whose role is to review and recommend appropriate steps to create a more inclusive campus community at Northampton Community College.

This committee meets monthly and attendance is open to members of the NCC college community.  Our committee roster is as follows:

  • Donna Acerra; Professor-Communications

  • Scott Blair; Chief Diversity Officer and Title IX Coordinator, Chair

  • Carolyn Bortz, Vice President for Academic Affairs

  • Karen Britt; Professor-Business

  • Nate Carpenter; Director, Center for Global Education and International Services

  • James Colón; Assistant Professor-Counseling, Hispanic Caucus Representative

  • Teresa Donate; Professor-Counseling

  • Aron Furman; Student Representative

  • Sonia Massie; Assistant Professor-Biology

  • Josiah Mount; Assistant Professor, Mathematics

  • Lorelei Perez-Ruffo; Assistant Professor-Counseling

  • Erin Reilly; Professor-Sociology

  • Precie Schroyer; Associate Dean-Monroe Campus

  • Mel Sivells; Associate Professor-Education

  • Gina Turner; Associate Professor-Psychology, Pan-African Caucus Representative

  • Ginger Yavorski; Registrar

Meeting minutes are available upon request.  General inquiries should be directed to the NCC Chief Diversity Officer, Scott Blair, at

Diversity and Inclusion Strategic Action Plan

View the current Diversity and Inclusion Strategic Action Plan