Press Release

Chief Equity and Compliance Officer Joins Bunker Hill Community College

Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Bunker Hill Community College (BHCC) is pleased to announce the appointment of Nahomi Carlisle, Esq., to the position of Chief Equity and Compliance Officer (CECO) of the College. In this new role initiated by BHCC’s Equity Work Group (EWG), Carlisle will collaborate with the College's equity leaders to advance institutional equity work at BHCC. Carlisle will also serve as the College’s Affirmative Action Officer, and Title IX and Section 504/ADA Coordinator.

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Reporting to the College President, Carlisle will provide vision, leadership, planning and oversight for programs, policies and procedures related to the institution’s commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion. In this role, she will facilitate the integration of equity and cultural wealth into all aspects of institutional life for students, faculty and staff, and will advocate on behalf of the College in forwarding the values of equity and inclusion in the community-at-large, and within the community college movement regionally and nationally.   

Carlisle previously served as the Director of Diversity & Inclusion/ADA Compliance for the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, where she oversaw internal compliance with the Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity programs for the 3,000+ employee agency and acted as an integral part of the executive team on diversity and inclusion goals, program development and planning. She has practiced as an attorney for more than ten years with the legal background and experience to assist the College in its compliance work. She has a passion for diversity, equity, and inclusion, and has dedicated the last several years of her professional career to creating sustainable equity. Carlisle received her Bachelor of Arts from Bentley University and her Juris Doctorate from New England Law.

Learn more about the Equity Working Group at Bunker Hill Community College.

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About Bunker Hill Community College
With more than 50 years of academic excellence, Bunker Hill Community College (BHCC) is Massachusetts' largest community college, annually welcoming a diverse community of around 16,000 students. With campuses in Charlestown and Chelsea, BHCC extends its reach across several locations in Greater Boston. The College offers associate degrees and certificates, early college and dual enrollment, community education, corporate training, and industry-specific training programs. BHCC is celebrated for its diversity, boasting a student body where 65% identify as people of color and more than half are women. The College also embraces a global perspective, with over 600 international students representing 90 countries and conversing in more than 65 languages. Our commitment to diversity is further reflected in BHCC's designation as a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) and an Asian American Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institution (AANAPISI).