Jason Dorsette: EDI’s New Executive Director
Towards the end of 2021, in November, LBCC announced that Jason Dorsette will be the Institutional Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion’s newest Executive Director. He was set to start on January 10.
Dorsette will be working alongside Tania Mendez, who is the Latino Outreach and Retention Specialist, Heather Morijah, who is the Program Assistant, and three Student Staff, Leo Butler, Riley Coleman, and Rosario Romero.
Before his position at LB, Dorsette had worked with OSU since moving to Corvallis in 2014 as the Associate Director for Strategic Communication and is known for his work in the universities’ Educational Opportunities Program which provides support to people of color and others who don’t have the same opportunities as others.
Dorsette is also a faculty member of OSU’s transfer student transition course and teaches African American Studies for undergraduate students.
He is also a Ph.D. candidate in the Educational Policy and Equity program at OSU.
Along with him being known for his work with OSU, Dorsette was also named the NAACP’s president in January 2021, after past president, Angel Harris, stepped down and referred the position to him.
LBCC President Lisa Avery said in a statement, “Jason brings a wealth of leadership experience to this role, both through his career path and in his involvement with the community, and we are delighted he has chosen to join our team at this critical time.”
Needless to say, Dorsette is also looking forward to working with everyone at LB. “I am confident that we will continue to make LBCC a destination college where ‘dreamers develop’ and everyone has the opportunity to thrive and manifest their dreams and aspirations.”
Look out for an interview with Jason Dorsette later this week!