Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee
Celebrating Hispanic Heritage
Notable People in Focus
Gabriel García Márquez
Born on March 6, 1927, in Aracataca, Colombia, he is a towering figure in world literature celebrated during Hispanic Heritage Month. A trailblazing Colombian novelist and Nobel laureate, García Márquez is renowned for pioneering the literary genre of magical realism. His masterpiece, "One Hundred Years of Solitude," published in 1967, stands as a seminal work that beautifully blends reality and fantasy, garnering global acclaim and reshaping Latin American literature. Throughout his illustrious career, García Márquez's storytelling prowess illuminated the complexity of human experiences and the essence of Latin American culture. His evocative prose, rich with symbolism and allegory, transcends borders and languages, captivating readers worldwide. His works, including "Love in the Time of Cholera," "Chronicle of a Death Foretold," and "The Autumn of the Patriarch," continue to be cherished for their profound insights into love, power, and the human condition.
García Márquez's contributions extend beyond literature; he was an ardent advocate for social justice and political change in Latin America. His impact on global literature and his enduring legacy make him an emblematic figure during Hispanic Heritage Month, showcasing the richness and depth of Hispanic culture to the world.
As the first Latina Supreme Court justice, Sonia Sotomayor has served since August 8, 2009. Both of her parents were born in Puerto Rico.
According to Parents reader Eliana Pilar Kaimowitz, "This Supreme Court Justice became a lawyer when there were few women and people of color in the profession, and she thrived by finding inner strength and resilience. I want my son and daughter to know that they'll be on the right path as long as they choose for themselves, without letting stereotypes define them."
She is the author and founder of Con Todo Press. The Latin-owned publishing company has published two books—Be Bold! Be Brave! 11 Latinas who made U.S. History and Fearless Trailblazers: 11 Latinos who made U.S. History—that detail the lives of influential Latinos. Geared for children aged 5 to 8, they include colorful illustrations and simple rhyming verses.
The heroes featured in the books come from diverse backgrounds, and they found success in many different career paths. "We don't glamorize any one career," says Reynoso, adding that they wanted to introduce kids to journalism, activism, muralism, and more. All of the people in the books—as well as the ones listed below—can serve as inspiration to all children for their hard work, success, and desire to make a difference in the world.
He is a man of many talents, and his resume includes actor, singer, lyricist, composer, playwright, and producer. He created two Broadway musicals—In the Heights and Hamilton—and starred in both of them. He also wrote music for Disney's Moana, appeared in Mary Poppins Returns, and more.
As Parents reader Yarilyn Perez says, "The Broadway legend is a hero to all Latinos, shattering stereotypes about us and showing the world that inclusion is powerful. I tell my son: 'See that guy who has Puerto Rican roots like you? He has a Genius Grant. You can absolutely accomplish that too.'"
About the DEI Committee at ENMU - Roswell
Campus Mission Statement
ENMU-Roswell empowers a diverse community with academic and technical skills.
- Supports and prepares students for success in a rapidly changing world
- Collaborates with business, industry, educational institutions, and the ENMU System
Campus Core Values Statement: Unity
We work together to build positive and diverse relationships with each other and our community. We foster partnerships, embrace challenges, inspire growth, and respond to stakeholder needs to meet established goals.
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Mission Statement
ENMU-Roswell promotes equity for the University community by leading efforts and building sustainable partnerships to transform the campus into a welcoming environment for all. The University respects and encourages diversity of thought and representation. We recognize that excellence rests on how we value, engage, and include the rich cultures of students, staff, faculty, administrators, alumni, and members of the larger community.
Institution Goals for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
I. Create a structure that leads and sustains diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts.
II. Expand and support the diversity of the University’s student population and close the opportunity gap.
III. Expand and support the diversity of the University’s workforce by creating an environment and processes that will attract, retain, and advance the most diverse pool of job applicants possible.
IV. Ensure a welcoming and inclusive environment for all, top to bottom.
V. Develop data measures and use collected data to inform decisions about Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI). Include relevant DEI research to develop, measure, and achieve DEI goals.
- Chair/Strategist: Kay Meyers
- Deputy Chair: Christina Bravo
- Communication/Campus Liaison:
- Chris Bullard
- Elizabeth Tucker
- Treasurer: Harun Williams
CONTACT: [email protected]
- Kay Meyers, GEAR UP Project Assistant
- Alejandra Hernandez, Student Representative
- Joshua Enrique, Student Representative
- James Edwards, GEAR UP Academic Advisor
- J.T. Keith, Community Member
- Elizabeth Tucker, Library Assistant
- Harun Williams
- Christina Bravo, Special Services Instructor
- Chris Bullard, CWCD Director
- Georgette Witherspoon, IT Admin Assistant
- Shandie Aldaco, Medical Assisting Instructor
- Javier Rivera, GEAR UP Academic Advisor
- Ramon Oropesa, ESL Coordinator
- Melinda Juarez, Security Officer
- Robert Burrola, CRM Discount Awards & Sports (Community Member)
- Greg Tripp, Computer Technician II
- DEI Meeting Agenda, July 21, 2020
- DEI Meeting Minutes, July 21, 2020
- DEI Meeting Agenda, Sept. 8, 2020
- DEI Meeting Minutes, Sept. 8, 2020
- DEI Meeting Agenda, Oct. 5, 2020
- DEI Meeting Minutes, Oct. 5, 2020
- DEI Meeting Agenda, Nov. 2, 2020
- DEI Meeting Minutes, Nov. 2, 2020
- DEI Meeting Agenda, Nov. 16, 2020
- DEI Meeting Minutes, Nov. 16, 2020
- DEI Meeting Agenda, Dec. 7, 2020
- DEI Meeting Minutes, Dec. 7, 2020
- DEI Meeting Agenda, Jan. 7, 2021
- DEI Meeting Minutes, Jan. 7, 2021
- DEI Meeting Agenda, Feb. 4, 2021
- DEI Meeting Minutes, Feb. 4, 2020
- DEI Meeting Agenda, March 4, 2021
- DEI Meeting Minutes, March 4, 2021
- DEI Meeting Agenda, April 1, 2021
- DEI Meeting Minutes, April 1, 2021
- DEI Meeting Agenda, May 6, 2021
- DEI Meeting Minutes, May 6, 2021
- DEI Meeting Agenda, June 10, 2021
- DEI Meeting Minutes, June 10, 2021
- DEI Meeting Agenda, Aug. 5, 2021
- DEI Meeting Minutes, Aug. 5, 2021
- DEI Meeting Agenda, Oct. 12, 2021
- DEI Meeting Minutes, March 3, 2022
- DEI Meeting Minutes, April 7, 2022