Welcome to the Intercultural Center

Please feel welcome to stop by the Intercultural Center for complimentary beverages, good conversation, and interaction with students, faculty, staff and community members. We are located on the Lower Level of the Jewell Building, room 2303.

Circle of Diversity

Inclusiveness - incorporating a broad definition of diversity – all the ways we are similar and different that affect our interactions and successes.

Intercultural Center Logo Inclusiveness - incorporating broad representation of diversity to include race, class, ethnicity, gender, disability, age sexual orientation, religion, and national origin.

Shared Responsibility - espousing the belief that every unit, organization, and member of the campus community has responsibility to make the campus welcoming.

Institutionalization - ensuring those diversity efforts are permanently incorporated into the institutional fabric of KCKCC.

Accountability - identifying a process for determining and monitoring the responsibility for meeting campus needs

Evaluation - soliciting on-going feedback about program impact and campus climate.


Serves the needs of International and Multicultural Education.

Designed to provide students, faculty, staff, and local communities with an enriched environment that celebrates the cultural contributions of our diverse populations.

Fosters greater cultural interaction, understanding, and education.

Provides cultural events, activities, speakers, and training programs that enhance relationships and campus spirit.

The Intercultural Center has an Intercultural Council that guides the educational programming and serves as advocates for educational understanding and appreciation.



The Intercultural Center was created following years of research and work completed by the Task Force for Intercultural Education in 1990. For Kansas City Kansas Community College our local communities represent a microcosm of our larger society. The college has a unique role to play in the enhancement of our campus and the development of student leaders. As the college's population becomes more diverse the college must be prepared to respond to this diversity in positive ways.

Please feel welcome to stop by the Intercultural Center for complimentary beverages, good conversation, and interaction with students, faculty, staff and community members.

Book Club

Do you like to read? Explore cultures? Discuss your thoughts? The Book Club is open to all faculty, staff, students and community members. We meet once a month at 12:00 p.m. at the Intercutural Center or Library. Bring your own lunch. Book Schedule.

Please Contact Barbara Stransky, ext. 7279, to reserve a book for check out. Otherwise, you can borrow one from the Intercultural Center or purchase the book at a local store online.

Intercultural Center Council

Don Black, Ph.D. Professor of Speech and Debate
Taylor Bolls Graphic Designer
Shelley Cetin ESL Instructor
Barbara Clark-Evans Director Intercultural Center
Awilda Haas  Coordinator of Languages
Marquis Harris Coordinator Intercultural Center
Gayle Holliday Library Clerk
Pamela Howe Coordinator Community Education
Jennifer Gieschen Coordinator Women and Gender Advocacy
Penny Mahon Professor/Media and Reference Librarian
James Mair Professor of Music
Aaron Margolis Professor of History
Jeremiah McCluney Coordinator Admissions
Ayah Mahmud Student Diversity Committee Stu. Act.
Dr. Hira Nair Coordinator of Secondary Education
Lourdes Olivares-Baker Lead Academic Advisor
Brian Patrick Director of Cultural Outreach
Shai Perry Specialist Intercultural Center and Gallery Curator
Mehdi Shariati, Ph.D. Professor of Economics, Sociology and Geography
Heaven M Shields Student Diversity Committee
Veronica Shipley Admin. Asst. to the Dean of Social and Behavioral Sci.
Shazia Siddiqua Research Assistant
Curtis V. Smith, Ph.D. Interim Dean Mathematics, Science, Business and Technology
John Stafford Assistant Professor of Music
Barbara Stransky Assistant Professor/Reference Librarian
Ewa Unoke, Ph.D. Professor of Political Science
Nadia Vallecillo Student Diversity Committee Stu. Act.
Cleon Wiggins Dean Social and Behavioral Sciences
Daniel Zacapa Stud. Senate and Diversity Committee Stu. Act.

Contact Information

Barbara Clark-Evans - Director

Marquis Harris Coordinator
Shai Perry - Specialist

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