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Office for Equity, Diversity & Inclusion

A Message from the Executive Director

It is an honor to serve as Clover Park Technical College’s Chief Diversity Officer, a compassionate change agent courageously leading our efforts to expand our college culture to be more diverse, more equitable, and more inclusive. EDI touches every facet of our lives and, therefore, every role at our college. 

We have lofty goals. We want to add value and be valuable to diverse communities, to create and sustain an environment of belonging for all students, faculty and staff by providing the appropriate support, training and resources essential to move in excellence, to prepare our students for the increasingly diverse workforce that awaits them, and to advocate for increases in certificate and degree completion.  

To integrate EDI work throughout our college, we must be open to transformative change. By implementing accountability, updating policies and procedures through an equitable lens, providing incentives, and enhancing infrastructure and resources we can put the slow-moving gears into motion. 

Shareka Fortier
Executive Director
Equity, Diversity & Inclusion