IE Council and Leadership Team

The Inclusive Excellence Council

The IE Council meets the third Friday of each month from 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. The first hour (11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.) is open to all CCA employees, students, and community members for professional development. The topic can cover a range of concepts and issues related to Inclusive Excellence in and out of the classroom.  The second hour (12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.) is dedicated to soley to IE Council business and committee work.

Upcoming IE Council Meetings and Professional Developments (11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.)

Date Location
May 17th, 2019 Lowry Campus, West Quad 109
June 21st Lowry Campus, West Quad 109
July 19th Lowry Campus, West Quad 109
August 16th  Lowry Campus, West Quad 109
September 20th Lowry Campus, West Quad 109
October 18th Lowry Campus, West Quad 109

IE Council Committees

Our committees provide intentional efforts to foster and implement IE with addressing specific needs for the College.The function of all committees are flexible and allow for movement and change if needed.  Members of committees can complete certain tasks and disband after that task is complete. All council members are expected to participate on one of the following committees:


  • Work with College Communications for social media efforts
  • Create content for and regularly update website
  • Create and distribute print materials
  • Create a “look” for the Council (i.e mark and consistency)


  • Create, plan, and implement campus-wide events and programs for students, faculty, and staff
  • Support received from the Office of Student Life


  • Continue the work of the climate survey
  • Organize process for focus groups
  • Conduct needs assessment to inform the Council on strategic planning efforts on an as needs basis

Human Resources

  • Research and recommend IE recruitment best practices
  • IE audit of current policies and procedures
  • Research and recommend best practices aimed at retaining employees of Color

Academic Affairs

  • Continue  Equity in Excellence work
  • Develop strategies to embed inclusive and equity practices in the classroom
  • Provide professional development opportunities specific to how to be intentional about diversity & equity, to impact education


  • Provide curriculum development for the comprehensive IE campus training
  • Facilitate professional development and workshops on a needed and requested basis

Leadership Team

Comprised of two faculty, five full-time staff, and one student, this team represents different backgrounds, educational and work experiences, diversity, and longevity at the institution. As a team, their goal is to intentionally and strategically focus on education, training, and development for the campus.

Quill Phillips, Chair of Inclusive Excellence Council and Special Assistant to the President for Inclusive Excellence 

Dr. Jennifer Dale, Department Chair – Behavioral Sciences

H. Ray Keith, Director of Instructional Intervention and Support

Katie Gutierrez NittmannProject Director for Transfer Success Initiatives

Felicia Sena, Admissions Specialist, CentreTech Campus

Robley Welliver, Faculty – English

Mike Roderique, Inclusive Excellence Training Coordinator

To learn more, contact Mike Roderique at or 303-360-4743 or Quill Phillips at or 303-360-4822.

Interested in joining the Inclusive Excellence Council?

If you are a CCA faculty or staff member interested in joining the IE Council, please complete the Intent to Participate Form.

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