Dr. Noelle Chaddock
Vice President for Equity and Inclusion
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As Vice President for Equity and Inclusion, Noelle Chaddock works with colleagues to cultivate a welcoming, inclusive, equitable, accessible, anti-racist and educationally just campus community where faculty, staff, students, alumni, community members and future constituents thrive and feel reflected and represented at Bates College. Chaddock oversees the Office of Equity and Inclusion and supports the Office of Intercultural Education as well as working with senior leadership to meet the equity, inclusion, diversity and accessibility goals of all areas of the college. Noelle came to Bates in June 2019 from Rhodes College in Memphis, Tennessee where Noelle was an associate provost, and the State University of New York at Cortland where Noelle was the inaugural Chief Diversity Officer. Noelle earned a Ph.D. in Philosophy from Binghamton University.
Director of Equity and Inclusion Education
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As Director of Equity and Education, Nicollette Mitchell partners with staff, students, and faculty towards a more equitable community through education. She joins us from Oberlin College where she served as the Director of a STEM peer education program for students and organized faculty-staff learning communities. Her formal education and experiences advocating for the advancement of historically underserved people within the academy drive her passion for equity, inclusion, access, anti-racism, and educational justice within in liberal arts settings. Nicollette is a graduate of Oberlin College (BA ’13) and the University of Arizona (MS ’17) where she studied climate change on both human and geological timescales.
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Kelly Stone came to Bates from Harvard University where she served as a writer and administrator in the advancement department. Prior to Harvard, she worked at Boston’s public television and radio station, WGBH. Kelly comes from a background in the arts and holds an M.A. in medieval literature from Harvard.
STUDENT OFFICE ASSISTANTS
Adama Diaby is a first generation student from Harlem, New York. Both of Adama’s parents are from West Africa, which has played a huge role in forming her identity as an African American. Adama is currently a junior at Bates College and is majoring in Politics. Adama’s childhood has always piqued her interest in giving back to communities she takes part in. As a student leader, Adama is a Bonners leader, Vice President of the Africana Club, a member of the BARC Coalition, the Carignan Selection Committee, the Honorary Degree Committee, and the Committee Selection Board.
Mayra Gomes Spencer
Mayra Gomes Spencer was born and raised in Cape Verde, a country on the West Coast of Africa. She moved to Boston MA at the age of thirteen where she currently resides. Mayra is a junior at Bates majoring in Biology with a minor in Spanish. Mayra tutors students of all grades in the Lewiston Middle School and enjoys helping others around her. As a student office assistant in the Office of Equity and Inclusion, Mayra works to provide multilingual access for the support and inclusivity of the Bates community. She also assists the staff members in the Office of Intercultural Education as a way to connect and engage with the BIPOC students and faculty on campus.
Belize Iteriteka was born in Tanzania and moved to Phoenix, Arizona, at the age of 5. Belize is a first-generation student and a member of Bates’ class of 2023. She is a double major in Biological Chemistry and Sociology and hopes to one day use this major to give back to her community. As an office assistant in the Office of Equity and Inclusion, Belize offers multilingual access and enables a diverse outlook on the social status of the office. Belize actively communicates with students both virtually and physically to encourage more use of the resources the Office of Equity and Inclusion has to offer. As a student leader, Belize is also a member of the Bates civic action team and treasurer of the Africana Club.
Genesis Paulino identifies as a young Dominican womxn from Lawrence, MA and is a Senior at Bates College majoring in Sociology with the concentration of Knowledge, Action, Public Good, Class, Inequity, Poverty and Justice. Genesis is also a captain as well as a thrower on the Track and Field team. As a thrower on the team Genesis throws shot-put, hammer, weight and discus. As a student leader, Genesis is a Bonners leader, Co-president of the Caribbean Student Association, member of the Social Justice Coalition Committee and mentor to other BIPOC students on campus.