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Equity and Inclusion

Equity and Inclusion

TBCC’s Equity and Inclusion Committee was formed in 2017 to build the cultural competence of staff, faculty, and students and to lead the college in becoming a more equitable environment. The committee’s mission is to build an infrastructure that supports diversity and promotes inclusion in alignment with the TBCC mission and strategic plan.  

Equity Statement

Tillamook Bay Community College is enriched by diversity. Each individual uniquely enhances and strengthens our learning environment.

  • We value a community that promotes respect and dignity for all.
  • We identify and eliminate barriers to learning.
  • We provide equitable support and a safe and inclusive environment.
  • We promote full engagement in our college community.

We do this through access, opportunity, and advancement for all.

Current Work

2021-2022 Projects

Student Support

Professional Development

  • Employee Equity Training
  • Book Club
  • MLK Day of Service


  • Equity Lens
  • Inclusive Data Systems
  • Diversity Hiring

Community Outreach

Equity and Inclusion Committee


Britta Lawrence
Executive Director, Foundation
Executive Director, Office of Advancement
Erin McCarley
Director, Institutional Effectiveness


Tom Lackaff


Kellie McKeehan
Student Engagement Facilitator
Melanie Helmick
Finance Accountant
Jenny Case
SNAP and Career Education Advisor
Angelica Ortiz Rios
Resource Navigator
Nikole Clark
AV/Instructional Specialist

Cameron Sage
Library Specialist

Student Representative

Meagan Burnis
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