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Task Force

The Commission on Social Justice Implementation Task Force will collaborate on initiatives as assigned by the Steering Committee, consisting of President Gitenstein, John P. Donohue, Vice President for College Advancement and Dr. Christopher T. Fisher, Associate Professor of History. These initiatives, which support the remaining three recommendations within the report issued by the Advisory Commission on Social Justice: Race and Educational Attainment, include the following for AY 2017-2018:

  • A recruitment event for Trenton and Ewing students
  • A visibility campaign within the Trenton/Ewing area
  • TCNJ/Trenton history gallery in Trenton Hall
  • Enhancement of welcoming programs for TCNJ students from Trenton and Ewing
  • A comprehensive inventory of programs, projects, and initiatives between TCNJ and the communities of Trenton and Ewing.

Social Justice Implementation Task Force Roster

  • Dr. Suzanne McCotter, Dean, School of Education, Chair
  • Victoria Guerra ’19, Nursing Major, Bonner Scholar, College Ambassador
  • Dionne Hallback, Associate Director for Financial Aid and Staff Senate Representative
  • Heather Hardwick, Director of Marketing Communications
  • Dr. Frederick McDowell, Superintendent, Trenton Public Schools
  • Grecia Montero, Director of Admissions
  • Dr. Michael Nordquist, Executive Director, Center for Community Engaged Learning and Research
  • Christina Riso, J.D., Deputy Chief of Staff, Office of the President and Staff to the Steering Committee
  • Kerri Thompson-Tillett, Esq., Associate Vice President for Human Resources/Chief Diversity Officer
  • Dr. Don Trahan, Jr., Director of Student Diversity and Inclusion
  • Dr. Shaun Wiley, Associate Professor, Psychology


Inquiries about the task force should be directed to Christina Riso, Deputy Chief of Staff, at