Meets second and fourth Wednesdays, 2 pm


Committee within PGS

The Guidance, Resources, Integration, and Transformation (GRIT) Committee operates in collaboration with PRAC and the Academic Senate to support College of Marin's commitment to providing equitable opportunities and fostering success for all members of our diverse community. GRIT reviews institutional plans, program reviews, and data to ensure that antiracist practices, equity, and access are embedded in all plans and programs and that resources and efforts support overall student success. 

Specific responsibilities include:
  • Review and assess the integration of internal and external research and promising antiracist and equity practices across programs with regard to student access, retention, success, and completion. 
  • Identify, promote, and disseminate information on exemplary programs and effective instructional practices that address learning, innovative online tools and modalities, antiracism, antiblackness, and that best serve historically underrepresented community college students, including credit and noncredit ESL students. 
  • Assess and respond to the impact of state and/or national emergencies and systemic racism on student access, retention, success, and completion. 
  • Support faculty and staff professional development and innovative instructional strategies aligned with effective learning and teaching, antiracism, and dismantling antiblackness. 
  • Provide progress reports in accordance with the Chancellor’s Office guidelines to local and statewide stakeholders.


  • Minimum 4 Faculty appointed by the Academic Senate
  • Minimum 4 Classified Professionals appointed by the Classified Professional Liaison Committee (CPLC)
  • Minimum 2 Administrators appointed by the Superintendent/President
  • Minimum 2 Students appointed by Associated Students of College of Marin (ASCOM)
The GRIT Committee make-up will be members who represent the following:
  • Math (Faculty)
  • English Skills (Faculty)
  • ESL (Faculty)
  • Counseling/Learning Communities (Faculty)
  • Administrative Dean
  • PRIE
  • Students
  • EOPS
  • Equity Coordinator/Student Activities and Advocacy
  • Student Accessibility Services
  • Outreach
  • Veterans
  • Enrollment Services
  • CTE/Strong Workforce
2022-2023 Members  

Tonya Hersch, Educational Success Programs

Gina Cullen, Counseling
Carl Freschl, Counselor, Student Accessibility Services
Erin Jacobs, Life and Earth Sciences
Alexander Jones, Work Experience
Amy Loewen, College Skills, ESL

Classified Professionals   
Nequeshe Dyer, Learning Communities
Brier Welch, International Office


Tonya Hersch, Educational Success Programs    
Sadika Sulaiman Hara, Activities and Advocacy    

Staff Resources    
Melanie Palomino, Educational Success & Instruction   
Julian Solis, School and Community Partnerships   
Holley Shafer, Planning, Research, and Institutional Effectiveness   
Cari Torres Benavides, Instruction 

Updated 05-26-2021