April 23, 2019

Sterling, Colo. – Northeastern Junior College along with the Colorado Community College System, the City of Sterling, Sterling Regional Med Center and the Logan County Chamber of Commerce have pledged to support advancement in diversity and inclusion within the workplace by working collectively across organizations and sectors and by signing the CEO Action for Diversity and Inclusion Pledge.

The pledge is centered on three main commitments: create a safe environment where people can understand culture and everyone can evolve, implement and expand unconscious bias education, and be authentic and transparent on success and failures throughout the process. The three areas ensure that the culture and environment of institutions and organizations are environments where diversity, equity and inclusion can be celebrated and learned from at all times.

Northeastern Equity Gap

Local and state organizations come together to sign a pledge to support the advancement in diversity and inclusion within the work place. Pictured left to right, Northeastern President Jay Lee, Sterling Mayor Dan Torres, Logan County Chamber of Commerce Director Glenna Phelps-Aurich, SRMC Interim CEO Wade Tyrell and CCCS Chancellor Joe Garcia.

“We do need to recognize that people are different; they have different perspectives. We need to respect all of those perspectives and we need to honor those perspectives. We need to welcome those perspectives and we need to learn about those perspectives,” said CCCS Chancellor Joe Garcia.

Northeastern strives to offer students opportunities to become well-rounded individuals; to embrace diversity; to develop relationships and partnerships that will enhance cultural, educational and social experiences for both students and citizens.

Northeastern and CCCS are working to better understand the achievement gap (the difference between the success ratios of majority populations and marginalized populations) with open and honest conversations campus-wide and are taking steps to apply resources to close the equity gap. 

For additional information on how your organization or business can become part of the CEO Action for Diversity and Inclusion movement go to www.ceoaction.com.


Northeastern Junior College is Colorado’s premier two-year college, part of the Colorado Community College System and NCA accredited. Northeastern offers a wide variety of degree and certificate programs, along with career and technical training and community classes. Northeastern offers four-year degree programs through participating four-year colleges.

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Sarah Matthews

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Northeastern Junior College

Phone: 970-521-6776

Email: Sarah.Matthews@njc.edu