Equity & Diversity



The Equity and Diversity Committee explores academic and professional matters concerning faculty equity and diversity practices and policies at the college. It works with appropriate campus groups to develop, recommend, and assess policies, programs, and strategies that promote equity and diversity in student success and to update the college’s equity plan.

Faculty Equity Resource Guide

Committee Members

Steph Anderson

Chair: Steph Anderson (they/them) 

vicenta arrizon

Vicenta Arrizon (she/her)

Professor Sara Brewer

Sara Brewer (she/her)

briana brickley

Briana Brickley (she/her)

Tram Dang

Tram Dang (she/they)

Kat Olvey

Kat Olvey (she/her)

Professor Mark Tomasic

Mark Tomasic (he/him)

Valerie Udeozor

Valerie Udeozor (she/her)

Professor Amber Urrutia

Amber Urrutia (she/her)

Fall 2023 Meetings (Tentative)

Time: Wednesdays 12-1:15pm

Location: HSS261

  • September 13th
  • September 27th
  • October 11th
  • October 25th
  • November 8th
  • November 22nd
  • December 6th

Agendas & Minutes


SMC Equity Mission

Santa Monica College is committed to co-creating an educational institution dedicated to up-holding an equitable learning and working environment. We intend to make clear, through our lived values and praxis, our commitment to inclusive excellence, which is reflected in our student outcomes, and employee satisfaction

SMC Equity Vision

SMC is a dynamic and culturally responsive educational community that upholds the values of equity, inclusion and social justice as a pathway to personal and academic excellence.