North Hennepin Community College has been designated a Truth, Racial Healing and Transformation (TRHT) Campus Center! NHCC is the first, and only community college in Minnesota, with this designation.
What is a Truth, Racial Healing and Transformation (TRHT) Campus Center?
This is a national designation through the American Association of Colleges and Universities (AAC&U) in partnership with the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, given only to those institutions that have demonstrated a commitment to confronting racism and dismantling the belief in the hierarchy of human value. Some institutions have physical centers while others, such as NHCC, apply the TRHT designation as an overarching campus initiative. We are very proud of our campus-wide institutional efforts that have positioned us for this designation.
Why is TRHT Important?
The TRHT framework helps communities uproot historical beliefs in the hierarchy of human value through a variety of programs, best practice approaches, and ongoing national commitments. The TRHT framework is designed to work in tandem with our Diversity Strategic Plan and Equity 2030 system goals. Learn more about the TRHT initiative here.
- NHCC Associate Vice President of Equity & Inclusion, Dr. "Eda" Rassheedah Watts
- NHCC-MSCF Chapter President, Deanne Newborg
- NHCC Director of Marketing & Communications, Liz Hogenson
- CCX Media Special Projects Coordinator, Tamisha Touray
- CCX Media Create Coordinator, Javier Cedillo
- City of Brooklyn Park Racial Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Manager, Marcellus Davis
"This is an effort and move in the right direction for NHCC to be a connector, to spark conversations at the college and with different entities in the community, because only together will we be able to move forward. We believe in this because we live here and we want this community to thrive."
Rolando García | NHCC President
Learn More About TRHT
President García discussed NHCC's TRHT designation in this Sun Post article.
In this video, Dr. Eda Watts and President García discuss NHCC's TRHT designation.
National 'HEED' Diversity Award Recipient
NHCC is proud to be a recipient of the 'HEED' National Diversity Award for our commitment to racial equity. Learn more about the award.