Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Council


The mission of the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Council at Florida Southern College (FSC) is to collaborate with students, faculty, staff and the Lakeland community to provide (through education and educational experiences) a comprehensive approach to diversity, inclusivity, access, and equity, which will embrace FSC’s Black and other students of color and allow all FSC students to thrive and grow as they recognize their value in an ever-changing global community.

To do this the Council will:
  • Identify ways that the FSC community can educate its members about racial inequality and social injustice;
  • Support actions that the FSC community can pursue to be positive voices for justice, inclusion, and peace;
  • Through the Councils’ Committees, include students, faculty, staff, and alumni leaders in plans to develop a deeper understanding of race bias and strategies for reducing it;
  • Oversee plans to educate students, faculty and staff about issues relating to racial inequality and social justice; and
  • Provide an evaluation assessment to measure FSC’s progress.

The outcomes of this Council will build a college community that serves as an exemplar of educational opportunity and success for students of color and will develop high-impact practices that will be a model for other institutions.

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Florida Southern College Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Council


  • Dr. Anne Kerr, President
  • Evett Simmons ’79 | Biography
    Chair FSC Trustee
  • Dr. Prisca Collins
    Professor of Physical Therapy
  • Dr. Linda Comer
    Dean of the School of Nursing and Health Sciences
  • Dr. Kyle Fedler
    Professor of Religion
  • Dr. Jose Garcia
    Professor of Spanish
  • Dr. Brad Hollingshead
  • Onosetale Ijewere
    President of the FSC Multicultural Student Council
  • Rev. Corey Jones ’05
    Pasadena Community Church
  • Dr. Jobia Keys
    Professor of Communication
  • Brenda Lewis
    Director of the Evett Simmons Center for Multicultural Appreciation
  • Reg Mungrue
    FSC Head Athletic Trainer
  • Dr. H.A. Nethery
    Professor of Philosophy
  • Dr. Walker Ross
    Professor of Management
  • Dr. Shameka Shelby
    Professor of Chemistry
  • Madelyn Walsh
    FSC – SGA President


  • Wilhelmina Tribble | Biography
    Chief Diversity Officer and Senior Advisor to the President


  • Lisa Dunson, ’85
    Dunson Consulting

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Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Council