Celebrating 20 Years of Excellence: Inside COCM’s DEI Task Force with Dr. Mecca Marsh, Corey Reedy, and Kern Williams


“I think that the important part is making sure that we have a variety of voices at the table… looking at what their concerns are and their perspective. That’s going to be important as the DEI (Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion) task force moves forward,” – Kern Williams

Join us as we celebrate COCM’s 20th anniversary with the theme “Honoring the Past, Celebrating the Present, and Building the Future.”

College campuses are the pulse of the political landscape, and it’s crucial to engage the right people in the conversations to incite change.

On this episode of “Student Housing Matters,” Dr. Mecca Marsh, Corporate Support Specialist for COCM sits down with Corey Reedy, Vice President of Operations, and Kern Williams Regional Vice President to introduce and discuss the DEI (Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion) task force at COCM.

They share how the task force came to be at COCM and the significance of having a variety of voices and perspectives addressing the unique needs and experiences of ALL individuals.

Listen in to learn how these professionals are navigating the complex landscape of student housing and the various means the DEI Task Force is employing to improve inclusion, celebrate differences, and create a welcoming environment within COCM.

Topics Covered

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in education: How the formation of the DEI Task Force at COCM has evolved to support the holistic well-being of ALL employees

Discover how the task force has adapted to include those in the LGBTQ+ community and to address a broader range of issues in the legal and social landscape

The major accomplishments of the DEI Task Force over the past 3-4 years

The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic in highlighting the need for DEI education to address challenges in marginalized communities

The role of the DEI task force in building a legacy and the future for DEI efforts at COCM

How the task force is toward alignment with the school’s values in a continuous mindset of improvement and forward movement

How listeners can join COCM to be a part of the legacy


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