Human Relations Committee


Zee Santiago (Term 2018-2021)
College & Career Planning Manager
NYC Department of Education, Office of Postsecondary Readiness


Risa Dubow (Term 2017-2020)
Success Program Director
Bottom Line

[email protected]


The charge of the Human Relations Committee is to develop programs and policy recommendations, which will assist in the expansion of access to post-secondary educational opportunities for those who, for reasons of poverty or other experiences, have been denied options available to others.

Responsibilities of the Chair/Co-Chairs

  • Attend the August and December Executive Board meetings, and more, if possible.
  • Recruit diverse committee members, including members from public and private institutions, college and high school counselors, and various ethnic backgrounds.
  • Submit committee report to the Vice President for Diversity, Equity, and Access as requested.
  • Organize meetings of the committee.
  • Maintain communication with the Executive Board and committee members and submit reports to VP for Diversity, Equity, and Access prior to each meeting.
  • Make effective use of committee members by appointing a coordinator for each programming effort, such as the Seedling Program and the Coming Together Conference.
  • Oversee issues relating to recruitment and advocacy within the committee.
  • Develop goals and a strategic plan for the committee and programs.
  • Keep abreast of policies and programs at the national level and incorporate them when appropriate.

Responsibilities of the Coordinators


  • Organize assigned programs.
  • Report progress to committee chair(s).
  • Submit appropriate programming information to the Newsletter Editor for appropriate issue(s).