Center for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

The Katherine P. Douglas Center for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (Diversity Center) at SUNY CCC is named in honor of Dr. Katherine P. Douglas, who served as president of SUNY Corning Community College from 2011-2019. The Center is a cultural, educational, and social space on the Corning Community College campus to represent and advocate for the concerns and challenges of our community members. The Center is fueled by a spirit of community, understanding, and respect as well as collaborative leadership that fosters the sharing of experiences, resources, and talents with each other and with the greater community.

Goals & Objectives: We seek to promote a supportive environment for students to live, learn, and grow as members of the college and the greater community and as individuals. We are committed to developing an understanding of differences through educational, cultural, and social activities and to assist in the recruitment, transition, and retention of students at Corning Community College.

  • Provide services and opportunities to meet the academic and personal needs of our students from diverse backgrounds.
  • Assist our students with referral information from SUNY CCC sources including Financial Aid, Career Services, Counseling and Faculty.
  • Work with the Admissions office and other offices to recruit and retain a diverse student population.
  • Provide quality educational, cultural, and social programs and initiatives that help create a campus climate that welcomes diversity.
  • Promote social justice and embrace intersectionality.
  • Cultivate an understanding of our differences, celebrate our differences/commonalities, and empower the voices of our students.
  • Plan programs and activities that will enhance the educational experience of all students.
  • Serve as a resource and advisor for diverse student organizations. 

CCC Diversity, Equity, Inclusion PLan 2021-2024



Contact Us
Babatunde Ayanfodun
Director, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion 
Boby Ahki, MBA, LL.B
Business Administration & Accounting/Diversity Council Chair
Katherine Shelton
Coordinator, Survivor Support Services, Planned Parenthood of Greater NY
607-962-4686 Ext. 242116

General questions about diversity, equity, inclusion, resources and access on campus, please contact: Babatunde Ayanfodun
Diversity Center, Commons room 229,

If you will need accommodations to participate in any events, please contact: Kathleen Craig, Coordinator
Accessibility Services,, 607-962-9578

Forms and Resources

SUNY CCC provides a variety of reporting forms and resources to better serve the needs of our CCC community members in the reporting of isolation and mistreatment in the work environment and classrooms, requests for reasonable accommodations and in the execution of fair and equitable search processes.

Report Sexual Assault/Violence

Discrimination/Harassment Report

Student Rights & Responsibilities

Resources for Chosen Name at SUNY CCC

Disability-Related Accommodations