Outreach and community engagement must be leveraged as a multiplier of the value we create for Florida and the world. And a diverse, equitable, and inclusive learning community is essential because our existence as a public institution is only justified if the value we create is accessible to all.
- Ensuring institutional response to the pandemic embraces equity, supports at risk community members and does not unfairly burden historically underserved identities
- Support the Manasota region’s response to the pandemic
- Support institutional goals for enrollment growth, reducing the representation gap, enhancing retention for all student identities, and enhancing our regional and national profile
- Improve staff retention (all identities), and support opportunities for improving faculty and staff representation of historically underrepresented identities
- In a period of economic uncertainty, realize all objectives with a focus on fiscal responsibility, and maximizing leverage of philanthropic resources where possible.
- Remain active with local Chambers of Commerce and major employers; generate internship, research, and career opportunities for students
- Build momentum with local media outlets to increase New College profile, particularly within communities of color, philanthropic communities, the arts, humanities, science and professional/pre-professional spaces
- In collaboration with Enrollment Management, accelerate outreach activities with Manasota high schools, and community colleges, specifically SCF, Hillsborough Community College, and Valencia Community College
- Onboard Director of Community Outreach Stacey Campo, establish efficient, sustainable processes for annual Mellon reporting and grant proposal evaluation, approval and management
- Collaborations with Foundation on philanthropic opportunities, including minimum $300,000 companion fund-raise for Barancik (by 2023; in conjunction with Inclusive Excellence)
- Collaborations with CEO on targeted employee and internship partners, and Mellon II-funded Arts and Humanities Internship
- Sustain signature cultural events including Black History Month, and Visions of the Black Experience Film festival
- Document outcomes and learnings from Phase I of the Inclusive Campus Climate initiative
- Deploy next phase of the ICC Roadmap, including Context For Discourse (C4D); Kitchen Table Conversations (KTC), Making a Better [New] podcast; New College DEI Blog post, etc.; establish a strategy for student DEI development via ICC principles
- Post, select, hire, and onboard a Financial Literacy Specialist, Administrative Assistant, and Associate Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
- Fully deploy Barancik co-curricular programming, including financial literacy and leadership development
- Develop campus-wide DEI key metrics and milestones, and support departmental implementation
- Partner with CFO and CPD to address campus police-community relations issues
- Collaboration with Foundation and Community Outreach to secure minimum $300,000 companion fund-raise for Barancik (by 2023)
Meet the Team!