The work of the Council on Inclusion and Diversity (CID) has been incorporated into a new umbrella structure promoting inclusive excellence: DEAL. CID was the successor to PACIE and sought to engage the entire Wheaton College community in the important work related to diversity and inclusion. CID was a campus-wide leadership team made up of students, faculty and staff working to create a community that is welcoming and supportive of each of its members.

The CID had three themes that guided its work:

People: To foster increased diversity among faculty, staff and students.

Environment: To create an environment on campus that embraces the rights of all to a safe place to work, study and live, and that challenges all members of the community to grow in our understanding and appreciation of our diversity.

Beyond campus: To connect with issues around diversity and inclusion in the world outside of Wheaton.

CID also worked to:

  • Host an MLK Interfaith Service
  • Support BSA events for Black History Month
  • Host faculty forums on classroom challenges
  • Fund opportunities for faculty and staff diversity and inclusion initiatives.
CID Members 2017 – 2018

Raquel Ramos, Marshall Center for Intercultural Learning, Co-chair

Dolita Cathcart, History, Co-chair

Abigail Cohen, Academic Advising

Nancy Evans, Classics

Peony Fhagen, Psychology

Alida Gomez, Center for Global Education

Dennis Hanno, President

Kate Lucas, Human Resources

Shaya Gregory Poku, Center for Social Justice & Community Impact

John Sutyak, Athletics

Donnie Taveras, Residential Life

Olivia Benissan ’19

James Gowen ’18

Musa Ali ’18

Zelda Zhao ’18