Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee


For Nicolet College to be a place where anyone will feel welcomed as part of the community and individuals have the knowledge and abilities to interact with diverse populations. 


The Nicolet College Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee strives to create a sense of belonging and values each person’s unique contributions and experiences.  We provide educational resources and opportunities for the Nicolet College community to increase awareness, understanding, and respect in order to cultivate a diverse, equitable, and inclusive community.

College Core Abilities

Nicolet College has identified a set of core abilities central to the future success of our students.  Core abilities are incorporated into educational programs to enhance student development.  Similarly, our employees are expected to develop and demonstrate these abilities and behaviors in their daily work and their interactions with others. Core Ability #2 is “Build Community,” where success in building communities requires teamwork, social awareness, and civic engagement which enhance the full range of human relationships at the local, national, and global levels.

College Values

  • We believe in the worth and dignity of the individual, and we therefore commit to treating each person with kindness and respect.
  • We believe in creating and maintaining a learning environment that values academic excellence, institutional integrity, justice, equity, civility, and diversity.
  • We honor individual freedom of inquiry and individual and group contributions to governance.

DEI Committee Goals

  1. Connect and build meaningful relationships with others throughout the Nicolet College campus and community while recognizing other’s multiple, intersecting identities, perspectives, and developmental differences.
  2. Facilitate dialogue throughout campus and design programs and events that are inclusive and promote social consciousness.
  3. Provide educational opportunities for the Nicolet College Community on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion and social justice topics.  

2023-2024 Co-Chairs

Casey Lehmann
Financial Aid Manager
Red Oak Center – 224
P: 715.365.4487
E: clehmann@nicoletcollege.edu

Cindy Domaika
Manager of Open & Inclusive Academics
Tamarack Center – 203
P: 715.365.4430
E: cdomaika@nicoletcollege.edu


2023 – 2024 Committee Members

Tessa Bean
Katie Brooks
Cindy Domaika
Nicole Dorion
Angelo Guercio
Casey Lehmann
Sondra Llanos
Ashley Maki

Miriah Mannikko
Moira McKinney-Steffen
Ali Pichowski
Laura Prince
Christin Van Kauwenberg
Tekia Wells
Laura Wind-Norton

Meetings are in-person on the Rhinelander Campus and via MS Teams. 

  • May 16, 2024
  • June 20, 2024

Committee Members Roles & Responsibilities:

  • Commit to a one-year term of participation and may renew each year as interested
  • Attend monthly meetings
  • Communicate activities to the broader college community
  • Record progress on activities/initiatives

Committee Member Commitment:

  • Attend monthly meetings as scheduled
  • Participate in committee activities for one year with the option to renew each year as interested
  • Contribute to committee discussion at monthly meetings
  • Coordinate activities and events as appropriate