Diversity Council Members

Maria F. Boada
Associate Dean of Academic Affairs
Maria Boada joined the college in 2018. She’s currently acting dean of Academic Affairs at DCC where she also co-chairs the President’s Diversity Council and is a member of Dutchess Community College Consortium for Undocumented Students.

Gary Bolduc
Department of Mathematics and Computer Science
Gary Bolduc has been at the college since August 2018.

Melissa Carlo - Gonzalez
Director of TRIO
Since 2001, Melissa Carlo-Gonzalez has worked to support access and equity for low income, first-generation college and college-bound students as well as undergraduate students with disabilities Melissa has been at Dutchess since Fall 2016. She has served on the Committee for Student Learning and Assessment since 2017.

Jessica A. Geer, PhD
Associate Professor of Chemistry
Professor Geer has been at the College since 2015. She believes that "diversity is acceptance, inclusion and equality amongst all races, genders and sexual orientation. Diversity is like an intricately woven quilt. Each tapestry, side by side, comes together to make a beautiful, and colorful work of art."

Shalon Hallager
Instructor of History
Department of History, Government and Economics
Shalon Hallager has been at DCC since August of 2017. She teaches courses in American History and Women's History. (she, her)

Paula Lockshon, LMSW
Instructor, Human Services program
Paula Lockshon founded the DCC Consortium for Immigrant and Undocumented Students and is the founding member of DCC’s LGBTQ Faculty and Staff Committee.

Jacqueline Goffe-McNish
Professor of English
Chief Diversity Officer
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Jacqueline Goffe-McNish, supervisor of English in the College Connection Program, has been at the college since 1991.

Mariana Melo, Sc.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of Allied Health and Biological Sciences

Willie Morris
Department of English and Humanities

Steven Posada
Diversity Admissions Counselor
Admissions Office
Steven Posada has been at the college since June of 2017 and is an active member of the Consortium for Undocumented Students. (he, his him)