Marge Anderson, chief executive of the Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe, spoke to Central Lakes College employees Thursday, Jan. 6 during a day devoted to diversity. The day began by honoring and celebrating the collaboration between the college and the band. This “Diversity – A Commitment to Action” duty day included the Nay-Ah-Shing drum group as well as remarks from Dr. Larry Lundblad, CLC president; Dennis Olson, commissioner of education for the Mille Lacs Band; David Isham, access and opportunities specialist with the Office of the Chancellor (Minnesota State College and Universities); Charles Black Lance, CLC director of TRiO/Student Support Services; Mary Sam, CLC director of diversity; and a keynote address by Jennifer Godinez, associate director of Minnesota Minority Education Partnership. The afternoon included working with students with disabilities by Steve Franz and Scott Goings from the Office of the Chancellor; sexual harassment training with Nancy Paulson, CLC human resources director; and a Diversity Committee meeting. The spring term at CLC begins Monday, Jan. 10.
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