Recast | Inclusive Excellence & Student Success Fall 2022 Updates

Dear Community,

Fall greetings! Please read on to learn about our new Underserved/Undocumented Student Support Specialist, our upcoming Equity Action Plan Summit, and how to apply for President Equity Funds. You’ll also find links to recordings of our exciting Fall ‘21 programming with Evergreen Tacoma, The Longhouse, and our Office of Government Relations, with appreciations to Media Services. 

Therese Saliba
Associate Vice President of IESS


Welcome to our new Undocumented/Underserved Student Support Specialist Please welcome Juanita Hopkins, our new Undocumented/Underserved Student Support Specialist. Juanita recently graduated from Evergreen with an emphasis in mathematics. As a first-generation student and daughter of immigrants, Juanita is passionate about helping students navigate institutional systems and connect them with the resources they need to succeed.  

Housed within First Peoples, Juanita’s position seeks to serve the needs of undocumented students, immigrant students, students with DACA, and students from mixed status families. Juanita’s purpose is to help students achieve their educational and personal goals by advocating for institutional resources and fostering systems of support within and beyond the campus community. Juanita will be working closely with the Basic Needs Center, the Undocumented Student Task Force, and the Latinx Standing Committee. She can provide confidential, culturally relevant support in both English and Spanish, tailored to individual needs of students. Juanita is available by appointment to both students and to the campus community, and can be reached at

Many thanks to the Undocumented Student Task Force, members of the search committee, and to the many colleagues and students who, over the years, have advocated for and shaped this position at Evergreen. For more information about how you can support undocumented students, see the handout: “10 Ways You Can Support Undocumented Students at Evergreen.”   Equity Action Plans Remote Summit | Wednesday November 17, 1-3pm Teams from across Evergreen are in the process of creating Equity Action Plans for their areas, as a follow-up to their work at our summer institute. Equity Action Plans are a way for teams to define goals, establish milestones, and identify key activities to further equity in their work areas. If you’re interested in getting involved, please contact us.   President’s Equity Fund accepting applications for Winter and Spring The President’s Equity Fund provides grants up to $2000 to current students, staff, and faculty to fund grassroots programming in support of equity and inclusion at Evergreen. Applications for Winter quarter programming are due on Friday, December 31 at 5pm, and applications for Spring quarter are due on Friday, March 25 at 5pm.

See the funding guidelines and submit an application.  


Did you miss any of our Fall equity events? Recordings are now available IIjeoma Oluo, who spoke at Evergreen Tacoma on October 5, is a self-described writer, speaker, and internet yeller. She is the author of the #1 New York Times bestseller, So You Want to Talk About Race and Mediocre: the Dangerous Legacy of White Male America. She lives in Seattle, Washington.  Paulette Jordan is an inspiring, barrier-breaking leader in tribal and electoral politics in Idaho, who spoke on October 13 to mark Indigenous Peoples’ Day and National Coming Out Day.  On October 18, Evergreen hosted the second Womxn of Color Legislators Panel. Senators Mona Das and Emily Randall, and Representatives Debra Entenman and My-Lin Thai took part in this exciting panel discussion, which was co-facilitated by Deans Dr. Marcia Tate Arunga and Cholee Gladney.   

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