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Diversity

Palm Beach State College Mission provides student-centered learning experiences that transform lives and strengthen our community.

 

District Diversity Council

The mission of Palm Beach State College's District Diversity Council is to serve in a research, advocacy, and advisory capacity that contributes to an institutional culture committed to diversity through equity, inclusion, engagement, and respect.

 

Diversity Celebrations

September 15 - October 19:  National Hispanic Heritage Month - honors the culture, heritage, and contributions of Hispanic Americans each year. This month also commemorates Mexico's Independence Day.

October 1-31: National Disability Employment Awareness Monthrecognizes the achievements and contributions of the Americans with disabilities whose work helps keep the nation's economy strong.  

October 11: National Coming Out DayA day to celebrate and recognize those who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender.

 

Resources

 

Roosevelt Junior College

Roosevelt Junior College, Palm Beach County's first institution of higher education for African-Americans, opened its doors to students in the fall of 1958. Britton G. Sayles served as the president of the college as well as the principal of the all-black Roosevelt High School, which shared its campus with the junior college for the first year. The college became an educational and cultural pillar in the community, creating opportunities for black students to advance their education and enrich their lives. The push for integration prompted the Board of Public Instruction to close the school in 1965 and send its students and some faculty to Palm Beach Junior College (now Palm Beach State College). Forty-eight years later, Roosevelt Junior College lives on in the hearts and minds of its alumni, employees and the community.

About Roosevelt Junior College

 

Contact Info

The Office of Human Resources is responsible for all issues relating to nondiscrimination, sexual harassment and accessibility for individuals with disabilities and the department of Student Life addresses Title IX matters. Please contact the following:

Juanita Hook
Assistant Director, Human Resources and Equity Officer
4200 Congress Avenue
Lake Worth, FL 33461-4796
Tel: 561-868-3111
Fax: 561-868-3131

Penny McIsaac
Title IX Coordinator
4200 Congress Avenue
Lake Worth, FL 33461- 4796
Tel: 561-868-3277

Michael Pustizzi
Executive Director, Human Resources
4200 Congress Avenue
Lake Worth, FL 33461-4796
Tel: 561-868-3879
Fax: 561-868-3131

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