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Equity Champions Coalition


The Equity Champions Coalition (ECC) was formed to:

  • Advance statewide policy.
  • Inform higher education support and services for Colorado's most vulnerable students to remove educational completion gaps in the state by race, ethnicity, and income.
  • Serve as advisors to the Colorado Department of Higher Education(CDHE) by developing a collective vision and strategic direction to guide the Office of Educational Equity.
  • Work alongside CDHE to guide the implementation of high-impact strategies across institutions, collaborate on best practices, collect and analyze data, and identify necessary work to continue to close the persistent gaps.

Equity Meeting


Equity Champions



Dr. Gillian McKnight - Tutein- CDHE Chief Educational Equity Officer. 
Gillian McKnight-Tutein


Dr. Gillian McKnight-Tutein

 Coalition Members:

Ashley Becker

Michael, Benitez

Dr. Michael Benitez

Nate Cadena

Nate Cadena


Kauline, Cipriani

Dr. Kauline Cipriani

Teresa, Cribelli

Dr. Teresa Cribelli


Diaz Bonacquisti, Judi

Dr.Judi Diaz Bonacquisti



Antonio, Farias

Antonio Farias

Bonnie, Fruland

Bonnie Fruland


Tobias, Guzman

Dr. Tobias Guzman

Rame, Hanna

Rame Hanna


Shane, Hoon

Shane Hoon

Chris, Juarez

Dr. Chris Juarez

Jen, Macken

Dr. Jen Macken


Angela, Marquez

Dr. Angela Marquez

Krishna, Pattisapu

Dr. Krishna Pattisapu

Edward Q

Edward Quinones


Lorii, Rabinowitz

Lorii Rabinowitz

Enrique, Romo

Dr. Enrique Romo

Angelica, Rueda

Angelica Rueda


 Erin Carillo-Stresow

Dr. Erin Carillo-Stresow

Dr. Christopher Whitt

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Andrea Benton-Maestas




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Brett Caskey

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Dr. Maria de la Cruz


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Dr. Sonia DeLuca Fernandez

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Laura Emmot

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Nicki Gonzales


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Taylor Jackson

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Dr. Derek Lopez

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Sheena Martinez


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Dr. Tina Moore

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Angelica Moreno

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Dr. Victoria Obregon


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David Olguin

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Dr. Regina D. Richards 

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Sally Romero


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Dr. Heidi Schneider

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Coronda Ziegler


For more information on the Office of Educational Equity, please email senior advisor to the office of educational equity: