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Fall 2020

Meeting the Urgency of the Moment: Best Practitioners

Friday, August 21, 2020 | 8:30-11:30am | Zoom

ARC's Fall 2020 Convocation will be Friday, August 21, 8:30-11:30am on Zoom. The event will spotlight the work of the college's Disproportionate Impact project team, with breakout sessions and dialogue. Convocation will also feature the Ken Deibert Adjunct Professor of the Year Award and messages from the Senates, President Thomas Greene, and Chancellor Brian King.

Land Statement


Message from Student Senate President
Message from Academic Senate President

Message from Classified Senate President

Message from ARC President Thomas Greene
Panel Presentation from Disproportionate Impact Project Teams



Ken Deibert Award
- Michelle Salluzzo, Early Childhood Education
Message from Board President Dustin Johnson
Message from Chancellor Brian King

YouTube videos of convocation: Part 1 and Part 2

Resources for the Disproportionate Impact Project Team Presentation and Breakout

Disproportionate Impact (DI) Final Report: African American, Latinx, Native American

African American DI Project Team Report

LatinX DI Project Team Report

Native American DI Project Team Report

Latinx DI Theories, Terms & Actionable Items

Sovereignty Frame Resource Sheet

Five Things You Can Do to Improve Your Equity Practice Today

What Educational Practitioners Can Do to Support Black and African American Students in their Success

New Employees Hired since Spring 2020 Convocation



Richard Alford, Jr., Lead IA - English as a Second Language
Lisa Burrage, Student Support Specialist - Financial Aid
Liudmila Karanchuk, Admissions Clerk III
Jesus Rivera-Benevidez, Lead Custodian
Yulissa Rocha Fernandez, Student Personnel Assistant - Counseling


Ryan Bonomo, Programmer II
Boun K. Moua, Outreach Specialist
Shane Spencer, Web & Media Design Specialist
Aleia Stalker, Student Personnel Specialist - Workforce
Anastasiya Svyatoshchik, Student Personnel Assistant - Counseling


Sarah Cigich, Account Clerk II
Lynn Grimstad, Senior IT Technician - Lab/Area Microcomputer Specialist
Andrea Hudgens, Clerk III
Aaron Khan, Admissions/Records Clerk II
Lori Shull, Operations Technician
Robert Stanley, Financial Aid Clerk II


Nisha Beckhorn, Interim Dean, Student Services, Counseling & Transfer Services
Kathy Sorensen, Interim Dean, Behavioral & Social Science
Kathleen Sullivan-Torrez, Interim Dean, Kinesiology & Athletics
Koue Vang, Interim Vice President, Administrative Services

American River College Indigenous Land Statement

We acknowledge the land which we occupy today as the traditional home of the Maidu and Miwok tribal nations. These sovereign people have been the caretakers of this land since time immemorial. Despite centuries of genocide and occupation, the Maidu and Miwok continue as vibrant and resilient Federally recognized tribes and bands. We take this opportunity to acknowledge the generations that have gone before as well as the present-day Maidu and Miwok people.

Spring 2020 Convocation

Friday, January 17, 2020 | Student Center Cafeteria

Event Program (PDF document)