Yolanda Dennis is the Chief Diversity Officer at Massasoit Community College. She also holds the positions of Title IX Coordinator, Affirmative Action Officer, and ADA Coordinator ensuring compliance and conduct investigations that address and remedy instances of prohibited conduct such as discrimination, sexual misconduct, and harassment.
With over 30 years in higher education, she has extensive experience in diversity, equity, inclusion, conflict resolution, and public policy. Yolanda holds a master’s degree in public policy from UMass Dartmouth and is certified as a Title IX Investigator post-secondary and K-12. She advocates for having difficult conversations about challenging subjects including race relations, implicit bias, equity, and injustice. She has served on the board of the YWCA of Southeastern Massachusetts and Our Sister’s School, both located in New Bedford. In October, 2020, she was appointed to the Board of Directors of LifeStream, Inc.