Humanities success stories

Dr. Terence Elliott - DVC professor honored for his work with African American students

Terence Elliott smiling at pianoThirteen outstanding California college leaders were honored earlier this month at the 10th annual A2MEND (African American Male Education Network and Development) conference at the LAX Westin in Los Angeles. Diablo Valley College professor, Dr. Terence Elliott, was one of the collegiate honorees. “These thirteen recipients have a long history in supporting African American students in the California Community College system,” stated A2MEND President, Dr. Dyrell Foster, “Each recipient has demonstrated excellence in providing instruction and/or providing programs that directly support African American students.”

Dr. Elliott has over 30 years of teaching experience, and recently joined the DVC faculty in fall 2014. He is a former dean of Natural, Applied and Social Sciences, president of the Academic Senate and chair of the African American Studies Department at Contra Costa College, where he served from 1997-2014. Dr. Elliott was honored for his work in the DVC Humanities department, but is also an accomplished musician and professor in the DVC music department. When asked about the recognition, he said, “It was a great honor to be recognized by the A2MEND organization. I am pleased to a part of this amazing group of leaders for the past 9 years and doing the work to help more African American males to be successful in the California community college system.”

Diablo Valley College is proud to have Dr. Elliott among our faculty members, and we celebrate his achievements in supporting African American students. His dedication and vision are an inspiration to our school and community.