In support of RCBC’s mission of “transforming lives by delivering innovative, high-quality and affordable educational experiences in an accessible and diverse environment,” the mission of PACDEI is to create awareness and action that support inclusion and belonging campus-wide.

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How does RCBC prioritize diversity?

At Rowan College at Burlington County, we hold ourselves accountable with transparent structural and equitable initiatives to ensure that diversity remains our strength. We've been involved in the diversity conversation for decades.

But we're not just interested in the words -- our programs, events, policy evolution and community engagement continue to elevate our approach to this important topic.

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Inclusive Language - Glossary of Working Definitions and Terms

Language evolves, as are the conversations around diversity, equity, and inclusion. This glossary and its definitions present common vocabulary within diversity, equity, and inclusion topics. Please note: this is not an exhaustive list of terms.

Meet the President’s Advisory Council on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (PACDEI)

Contact us at

  • Elizabeth Nesius, Co-Chair

  • Meral Muyesser, Co-Chair

  • Priti Mihalik, Faculty Representative

  • Marissa Fernandez Brook, Human Resources Representative

  • Dr. Keturah Harris, Community Representative

  • Marissa Hopkins, Student Representative

  • Khaliyah Miller-Biney, At Large Member

PACDEI Subcommittees

Black, Indigenous, People of Color (BIPOC) Subcommittee
Open to faculty, staff, and students.
Chair: Corvena Francis-Denton

Disability Subcommittee
Open to faculty, staff, and students.
Chair: Jonathan Weisbrod

Faculty and Staff Subcommittee
Open to faculty and staff.
Chair: Allison Millward, M.A.

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer/Questioning, Intersex, Asexual, + (LGBTQIA+) Subcommittee
Open to faculty, staff, and students.
Chair: Renita Brady, MSW, LCSW

Women’s Subcommittee
Open to faculty, staff, and students.
Co-Chair: Dr. Tiffany Ruocco
Co-Chair: Dr. Brooke Mailhiot

We welcome you to join us. Contact for more information.

Resources from the RCBC Library
The Baroness Podcast

This monthly series highlights women in leadership while encouraging listeners to build their skills, connect with the community and visualize the opportunities available in various professions. Created by the Women's Advocacy Group, tune in to the RCBC Podcast Network for all episodes.

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