CC Conversation on Antiracism

In this "CC Conversation on Antiracism," diversity, equity, and inclusion leaders share updates on CC's Antiracism Implementation Plan and their thoughts on how dual pandemics have affected the CC community. View the recording on Youtube or read the transcript.




Dr. Manya Whitaker

RS53758_Manya-Whitaker20170825_0388 Dr. Manya Whitaker is associate professor and chair of education. She is a developmental educational psychologist with expertise in social and political issues in education. Her research focuses on how people's diversity-related beliefs shape their identity development in cross-cultural contexts. She is the author of "Schooling Multicultural Teachers: A Guide for Program Assessment and Professional Development," "Learning from the Inside-Out: Child Development and School Choice," and co-editor of Counternarratives from Women of Color Academics.


Peony Fhagen, Ph.D.

Peony Fhagen, Ph.D. Peony Fhagen, Ph.D., senior associate dean of equity, inclusion, and faculty development at CC, is a multicultural and developmental psychologist with extensive undergraduate teaching and administrative experience at liberal arts colleges. She uses antiracist, social justice, and feminist orientations in her work. Fhagen is part of a three-person DEI team that oversees the implementation of CC's antiracism plan, supports changes in practices and policies, and advises CC's president on DEI matters. She also supports, develops, organizes, and facilitates, in collaboration with campus partners, a suite of faculty development opportunities. Finally, she consults with a variety of entities on campus to help foster the use of a DEI/antiracist lens in teaching and learning programming, in faculty governance, and in the practices and policies of academic departments and programs.

Rosalie M. Rodriguez

Rosalie M. Rodriguez Rosalie M. Rodriguez currently serves as the senior associate dean of students for diversity, equity & inclusion and director of the Butler Center at Colorado College. In addition to the DEI Leadership team, Rosalie leads the student centered staff and programming at the Butler Center where the focus on empowering and engaging underrepresented students through initiatives like the First Gen Program, the Enclave Living Learning Community, the Masculinity Project and International Student Initiatives (ISI). Rosalie employs systems theory to her anti-racism work, focusing on the power of community and coalition building for sustainable long term change.

Barbara J. Wilson

Barbara J. Wilson Barbara J. Wilson is the interim director of diversity, equity, and inclusion for staff, as well as associate vice president for administrative services with oversight on risk management, the Children's Center, Mail Services, procurement, and support to the senior vice president for finance and administration.

Barbara Wilson has been with Colorado College since August 2000 when she was hired as the director of human resources. In that role she worked with legal counsel to manage Title IX, discrimination, and harassment complaints and concerns involving staff, and from 2012 to 2018, she served as the deputy Title IX coordinator for staff. She served as chair and co-chair of the faculty and staff diversity action team in 2013-15, focusing on recruitment and retention.

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