Diversity Center

Our Mission:  

To promote awareness, understanding, and acceptance across all diverse groups throughout the Normandale Community College campus and beyond.

Our Vision:

The Diversity center was created to enhance the educational experience at Normandale Community College; both inside and outside the academic classroom. The Normandale Diversity Center understands that diversity goes far beyond race and nationality thus the Center embraces inclusivity of all. The Diversity Center is an all-inclusive space that nutures a sense of belonging, promotes healthy dialogue, and provides opportunities to strengthen the multicultural fabric of our Normandale community.

Diversity Center Advisory Committee:

The Diversity Center has an Advisory Committee that makes up of students, staff, and faculty that support and guide the center's work. Below are our 2019-2020 members: 

Amber Lee, Student, Diversity Club
Beena Cook, Tutoring Center Cooridnator, Tutoring Center
De'Andre Avaloz, TRIO Upward Bound Advisor, TRIO Upward Bound
Estefany Lisseth Mejia Rodas, Student, Diversity Club
Hao Taing, Student, Diversity Club
Jennifer Bouchard, French Instructor, World Languages
John Parker-Der Boghossian, Equity and Inclusion Officer, Human Resources
Kenny White, TRIO Upward Bound Advisor, TRIO Upward Bound
Lauren Schumann, Access Program Coordinator, Office for Students with Disabilities
Naimo Osman, Student, Diversity Club
Njia Lawrence-Porter, Academic Advisor, Advising and Counseling
Willie Johnson, Instructor, Communication     
Vichetra Heng, Student, Diversity Club
Zachary Knutsen, Student, Diversity Club
Zoe Walker, Student, Student Senate 

If you are a student who is interested in joining the Diversity Club, please contact the advisor, Pa Dao Yang - padao.yang@normandale.edu
If you are a Staff or Faculty who is interested in being a part of the Diversity Center Advisory Committee, please contact Pa Dao Yang - padao.yang@normandale.edu 

What We Do:

  • Cultural Programming
  • DE&I Dialogues
  • Leadership Development
  • Community Building
  • Promote Cultural Awareness & Acceptance
  • Continual Education & Awareness Planning

EVERYONE is welcome at the Diversity Center located in the Kopp Student Center, Room K-1439.


Pa Dao Yang
Pronouns: She, Her, Hers
Student Life Equity Coordinator
Email: padao.yang@normandale.edu
Phone: 952-358-9104
Office: Kopp Student Center (K) 1402


American Indian/Native American Resources

Resources coming soon in Fall 2019

Disability Resources

Please visit our Office for Students with Disabilities webpage to learn more: http://www.normandale.edu/advising-and-services/students-with-disabilities

Latinx Resources

Lesbian, Gay, Bi-sexual, Transgender, Queer or Questioning, Intersex, Asexual or Allied + Resources

Resources coming soon in Fall 2019

Pan-African Resources

Resources coming soon in Fall 2019

Pan-Asian Resources

Resources coming soon in Fall 2019