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DMEIP faculty leads Fred Gifford and Cindu Thomas-George

Diversity and Multicultural Education Infusion Project (DMEIP)


The Diversity and Multicultural Education Infusion Project (DMEIP) is a CLC faculty-driven initiative that provides educational opportunities on diversity, multiculturalism, and social justice topics using a variety of approaches including experiential workshops, trainings, book club discussions, film screenings, and guest speakers.

Project Leadership

Cindu Thomas-George and Fred Gifford (tenured Professors of Communication Studies) are the faculty leads for DMEIP. In the 2011-2012 academic year, Cindu and Chris Patrick (now retired counselor and faculty member) worked together to create and establish this project, guided by a social justice framework in solidarity with subordinated groups. Both Cindu and Fred, who have extensive experience facilitating conversations concerning diversity, are both Intercultural Communication specialists and are committed to supporting their colleagues in increasing CLC's cultural competency and awareness, inside and outside of the classroom.

As educators, they believe that multicultural and diversity education is the responsibility of all college employees—from the president to the custodial staff and they are invested in empowering and supporting everyone interested in creating a more inclusive environment at CLC.

Mission Statement

The Diversity and Multicultural Education Infusion Project (DMEIP) is committed to creating awareness and understanding of diversity, multiculturalism, and social justice concerns as they relate to everyday experiences, including teaching and learning in the classroom. We strive to prepare faculty and staff to connect with, engage, and effectively teach the increasingly diverse student population of CLC. DMEIP is a grass-roots effort to build a community of individuals who are committed to ensuring their classrooms are an inclusive space in which all students feel safe and can fulfill their highest potential.

Project Goals

  • Provide educational and professional development opportunities focused on diversity, social, justice, and multiculturalism.
  • Prepare faculty to connect with, engage, and be allies to the diverse student population.
  • Create community and cohesion among faculty members who are invested in helping to foster an inclusive environment at the college.
  • Create a space for like-minded faculty members to engage in intellectually stimulating conversations about diversity, social justice, and multicultural issues as they relate to teaching and learning.


Workshops for faculty and staff are offered through the Professional Development Center (PDC).

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