Office of Diversity & Inclusion

Yolanda Dennis
Yolanda Dennis
Chief Diversity Officer and Executive Director of Affirmative Action & Title IX
508-588-9100 x1304

Welcome to the Office of Diversity & Inclusion at Massasoit Community College! The Office serves as the campus leader in building diversity and we share with you our motivation, our drive and our passion to reach new heights in diversity and inclusive excellence at Massasoit Community College.

As Massasoit Community College’s population continues to grow more diverse, creating a campus climate of respect to the richness of diversity and inclusiveness for all is more important than ever. In August 2017, the Massachusetts community college presidents shared a letter titled “Massachusetts Community Colleges Unite Against Hatred,” where they stated:

“The Presidents of the 15 Community Colleges of Massachusetts unite to voice our opposition to the violence, bigotry, racism and hate we witnessed in Charlottesville, Virginia.” We will continue to embrace and uphold our shared values within our diverse campuses and promote a climate that values diversity and is free of bias, prejudice and harassment. Most importantly, Massasoit Community College encourages all students, faculty and staff to voice their concerns, collaborate, and celebrate differences.

Throughout the year, the Office of Diversity provides educational and culturally enriching events which are designed to cultivate a climate in which all students, staff and faculty are treated fairly and able to thrive and succeed; everyone including alumni, supporters and community members is welcomed. I welcome you to join me in this important role in making Massasoit Community College a greater institution that serves as a gateway to resources and prepares our students to become global diversity leaders. 

“Let’s change the world by embracing our differences, being inclusive, learning from one another and utilizing our individual strengths.”

--Dr. Marilyn Sanders Mobley--
Yolanda Dennis
Chief Diversity Officer

Meredith WhitmoreMeredith Whitmore
Diversity & Inclusion Specialist
508-588-9100 x1309

I'm thrilled to have joined Massasoit Community College's Office of Diversity and Inclusion! We recognize that our College's population is already rich in diversity - in terms of gender, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, ability, socioeconomic status, creed, and more. I look forward to working with all of our students, faculty, and staff to celebrate that diversity and discover ways we can learn and grow from it.

Please know that a major part of the mission of the Office of Diversity and Inclusion is to ensure all College constituents feel respected and valued. As stated above, Massasoit Community College has joined with all the other community colleges in Massachusetts to stand against racism, hatred, and bigotry. I hope everyone at Massasoit will take part in honoring this commitment.

If you ever have questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to contact us in person or by phone or email. Thank you for helping make Massasoit a great place to learn and work!