Nandi is comprised of a professional network of women of African ancestry who serve to inspire, support, nurture, mentor, and empower community college women students, faculty, staff, and administrators.

Mission Statement

The Nandi Organization aims to support personal and professional growth in the areas of advocacy, policy, self-care, community care, professional development, scholarship, networking, and mentorship.

Our Purpose

  1. Hold the community college system accountable for dismantling and eliminating misogynoir by centering, responding, and elevating the voices of Black women while decentering traditional practices that work against their success.
  2. Hold the community college system accountable for the success of Black women through disaggregated data, research, and intentionally targeted resources.
  3. Provide our expertise to community colleges to build, support, and sustain institutional capacity that effectively address the needs of Black women.
  4. Provide our expertise to the community college system to hire, support, retain, and develop a pipeline to classified, administrative, faculty, and executive level positions for Black women in community colleges across the state.
  5. Support Black women in their career development, advancement, and success.
  6. Serve as a network for Black women in the community college system.

Executive Board

The Executive Board currently consists of:

Nesha Savage, Ed.D.
Nesha Savage, Ed.D.Executive Director
Janue Johnson, Ph.D.
Janue Johnson, Ph.D.Treasurer
Ebony Tyree, M.A.
Ebony Tyree, M.A.Secretary

Board Members at Large

Shakerra Carter, Ed.D.
Shakerra Carter, Ed.D.
Erin Charlens, Ed.D.
Erin Charlens, Ed.D.
Ashanti Hands, Ed.D.
Ashanti Hands, Ed.D.
Tina King, Ed.D.
Tina King, Ed.D.
Roberta Krauss, M.A.
Roberta Krauss, M.A.
Denise Whisenhunt, J.D.
Denise Whisenhunt, J.D.
Janelle Williams Melendrez, M.S.
Janelle Williams Melendrez, M.S.

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