The OEIE is committed to training and development of all campus community members. As a thought leader, the OEIE is supporting faculty and staff as they move through the first stages of racial equity training and is developing a strategic plan for training and development moving forward.

Nicollette Mitchell [Director of Equity and Inclusion Education]

Nicollette joins bates college as the inaugural Director of Equity and Inclusion Education. She is a graduate of Oberlin College (BA ’13) and the University of Arizona (MS ’17) where she studied change on both human and geological timescales.  Her formal education and experiences advocating for the advancement of historically underserved people within the academy drive her passion for equity and inclusion in liberal arts education. She looks forward to partnering with staff, students, and faculty towards a more equitable community.