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Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

The Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion promotes a culture of inclusion where individuals from all racial and ethnic identities, ages, nationalities, social and economic status, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, religious, political and ideological perspectives, and physical and mental abilities are able to thrive and be engaged as students, faculty and staff. 

Events and Resources

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Upcoming Events

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We have collected a few resources that we hope can support the grieving, healing, learning, and developmental process that we may all need at one time or another.

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Saints Supporting Saints is a program that offers foundational and continuous diversity, equity, and inclusion education for the Flagler College community. Participants of the Saints Supporting Saints program will earn stickers to place on their office door to signify their journey of active education, and willingness to have conversations and provide allyship to all members of Flagler's community.

Spring 2023 Sessions

Session #1: LGBTQIA2S+ and Religion

The intersectionality of the LGBTQIA2S+ identity and the spiritual identity of an individual is a complex spectrum that is rooted in history, community-making, shame, and intentionality. Through this session, the hope is that one will learn more of the historical context of the two identities and how those within both communities either find a balance or move their own ways. This session will also explore the ideas of the progressive movements of spiritualities and a future embracement of the LGBTQIA2S+ community.

Presented by: Donn Garby, Director of Residential Operations and Student Living

The dates for this session has passed - recordings will be posted soon. 

Session #2: Power of Personality and Human Connections

Individuals who participate in this workshop can expect to gain an increased understanding of self and others based on personality disposition.  This is a great workshop to improve one’s level of understanding on how their approach to the environment may trigger certain responses from coworkers and how coworker behaviors may trigger our behaviors by removing certain preconceived ideas we have of one another.

Presented by: Dr. David Rivera, Peter & Sue Freytag Professor, Director, Hospitality & Tourism Management, Chair, Department of Business Administration

Tuesday, April 4 at 3:30pm – via Zoom - RSVP Link


Wednesday, April 5 at 12pm – Virginia Room, lunch provided - RSVP Link

Session #3: Breaking the Bamboo Ceiling

This workshop will dissect the phenomenon of the "Bamboo Ceiling", coined by Jane Hyun, which addresses the individual, cultural, and organization factors that exclude Asians and Asian Americans from climbing the executive ladder.

Presented by: Dr. Jinhyon Hammick, Associate Professor, Communication

Wednesday, May 17 at 12:00pm – Virginia Room, Lunch provided  RSVP Link


Wednesday, May 18 at 3:30pm – via Zoom  RSVP Link


To request an ASL interpreter to fully participate in these opportunities, please reach out to Heather Corry ( Please direct any questions to and a member of the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion will be happy to assist you! 


Fall 2022 Sessions

Session #1: Accessibility for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Students

Recorded Version Video

Accessibility for Deaf Students PowerPoint

Session #2: Disability Resources  

Recorded Version 

Session #3: Accessibility for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder

Recorded Version


Meet the Team

Jessica Kobryn

Jess Kobryn

Assistant Dean of Students for Title IX & Equity and Director of Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion
Kelly Toaston

Kelly Toaston

Vice President and Chief Human Resources and Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Officer
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Mary Rose Pedron

Assistant Director of Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion

Contact Us

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