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Office of Equity and Inclusion

Meet Our Team

Melissa Cervantes

Dean of Institutional Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion
Phone: 650.949.7070


Carolyn Holcroft

Faculty Professional Development Coordinator, Equity
Phone: 650.949-7943

Dr. Carolyn Holcroft came to Foothill as a biology instructor in 2002, after two years as an adjunct instructor at the University of Kansas and nine years as a registered nurse in the neonatal intensive care unit at Menorah Medical Center. During her time at Foothill she has served in many different capacities, including stints on the student equity workgroup, on the professional development committee, as president of the Foothill academic senate, as college curriculum committee faculty co-chair, as campus student learning outcomes co-coordinator, and as our academic senate representative to the FHDA District Equity and Diversity Advisory Council. Carolyn is passionate about both equity and professional development, and has had the privilege of designing and facilitating training events for faculty, staff and administrators at both the local and statewide level.

Carolyn holds a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Nursing and a Doctorate in Molecular Genetics/Microbiology, both from the University of Kansas.


Adrienne Hypolite

Program Supervisor, Equity 
Phone: 650.949.6197



Erika Owens

Administrative Assistant, Equity 
Phone: 650.949.7208


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Melissa Cervantes, Dean Office of Equity and Inclusion


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