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Office of Access, Equity, and Diversity

Welcome to the Office of Access, Equity, and Diversity (OAED) at Oakton!

One of the three overarching goals of the Oakton Community College strategic plan, Connecting What Matters, is an emphasis on “Connected Communities.” The College has also made a commitment to invest in anti-bias strategies with programs, services, and curricula to make Oakton a more inclusive institution for students and employees. This office partners with faculty, staff, and students to fulfill the access and equity goals and mission of the College.

The OAED does this by creating an open and accepting climate, using research and assessment to inform our practice, supporting the retention and success of our students, and being a transparent steward of the College’s assets and stakeholder interests. The primary areas through which we serve include:

Please follow any of the links to learn more about the services and staff in those areas. We also work with the Anti-Racism Team, the Human Resources department, and many of the faculty and College divisions in the work that we do.

I invite you to visit this site regularly to see what access, equity, and inclusion events and programs are coming up at Oakton!

Please know that my staff and I are here to serve you, and hope that you will reach out to us whenever you need. Contact me anytime at, or 847.635.1745.



Michael D. Anthony, Ph.D.
Assistant Vice President for Access, Equity, and Diversity

Upcoming Access, Equity, and Diversity Events

04/16/2014 - Boosting Retention of Women in Higher Ed: It's Cheaper to Keep Her
Geared toward department chairs and deans, this presentation explains the benefits of instituting family-friendly policies and finding ways to retain women in the workforce. Reduce legal liability by avoiding gender bias and learn how to avoid discrimination lawsuits. For information, contact Gloria Liu at or 847.635.1738.


Des Plaines Campus
Room 2273
1600 E. Golf Road
Des Plaines, Illinois 60016

9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Monday - Friday

Skokie Campus
Room B217
7701 N. Lincoln Ave.
Skokie, Illinois 60077

9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Contact Claudia Cabay,
for an appointment.