Will work across campus on Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Access (IDEA)
Schoolcraft College has selected Christopher Hunter as its first Director of Equity and Engagement. Hunter previously served as CORE (Collectively Oakland Retains Everyone) Program Coordinator, Center for Multicultural Initiatives, at Oakland University in Rochester, Michigan. He began his position on Monday, January 10, 2022, and reports to Schoolcraft College President Dr. Glenn Cerny.
Director of Equity and Engagement (DEE) is a new position for the College, which is committed to the principles of Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Access (IDEA) across its campus. A particular focus will be to work with Schoolcraft College faculty, staff and students to assess and develop college-wide initiatives that support the College’s overall strategic plan to integrate IDEA best practices into all processes and infrastructure.
“We are extremely pleased to welcome Christopher Hunter to our team at Schoolcraft College,” Dr. Cerny said. “He is eminently qualified to lead the many initiatives to ensure IDEA will be inherent in the framework of all the College does. We look forward to furthering our progress and creating an even more inclusive and equitable environment for our students, faculty, staff and community members.”
Hunter holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Wayne State University in Political Science and Government. He is working toward a Master of Arts degree in Public Administration and serves in leadership positions across a variety of organizations throughout Southeast Michigan.
“One of the key attributes Christopher possesses is long-term vision, which will especially enhance the College’s overall strategic plan,” Dr. Cerny added. “He also has an impressive and vast network of contacts both in and beyond higher education, which will be a great benefit to Schoolcraft College.”
“I’m excited for the opportunity to help lead Schoolcraft College’s equity and engagement efforts,” Hunter said. “I know the College has been working hard on many important initiatives to raise equity and engagement. I look forward to meeting everyone, getting to work and, most important, creating the inclusive environment that everyone associated with Schoolcraft College deserves.”