Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Social Justice (DEIJ) Initiative
Toward a truly equitable and inclusive
International ACAC

International ACAC pledged to increase transparency in our communications and to review our bylaws, policies, and procedures to continue to promote Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Social Justice (DEIJ). This dedicated webpage includes information the DEIJ Initiative work that took place from August to December 2020. Members were updated monthly on DEIJ actions, via the Monthly Bulletin, Newsletters, and direct messages.


Meet the DEIJ Change Workgroup 


Ongoing Work  

October 1 Town Hall 



 Meet julius erolin
International ACAC's
consultant on DEIJ work. 


Meet the DEIJ Change Workgroup
Learn about their work here.

Name Institution Region
Matthew Akitani Senzoku Gakuen High School East Asia
Ikbala Catic Prva bosnjacka gimnazija Europe
Shilpa Gupta Oberoi International School, JVLR Campus South & Central Asia
Toni Jones Hong Kong International School East Asia
Laura Kaub Abaarso School Africa, Sub-Saharan
Aileen Lee Affiliated High School of Peking University East Asia
Megan Mankerian-Stem Creighton University Canada & U.S.
Vincent Manyura Aga Khan Academy Africa, Sub-Saharan
Kathryn (Kate) McKeen IELTS USA Canada & U.S.
Rosa Moreno Zutautas St. Mildred's-Lightbourn School Canada & U.S.
Erick Nunez BASIS Independent Manhattan Canada & U.S.
Laura O'Brien Gatzionis Educational Advisory Services Europe
Adam Ortiz UWC Maastricht Europe
Dexter Padayachee African Leadership Academy Africa, Sub-Saharan
Elisa Raveglia Bocconi University Europe
Dan Seneker Bishop's University Canada & U.S.
Jennifer Tassell International School of Panama
South & Central America
Heather Thompson Cavalli Lyceum Alpinum Zuoz Europe
Kristoffer Toribio Orange Coast College Canada & U.S.
Shikha Vij Step By Step School South & Central Asia
Ankur Vohra O.P. Jindal Global University South & Central Asia


DEIJ Initiative Work Timeline

December 2020

  • Complete analysis and finalize report and recommendations

November 2020

  • Focus Groups
  • Member Survey
  • Individual Interviews

October 2020

  • October 27 Membership Meeting
  • DEIJ dedicated website launched
  • DEIJ Change Workgroup Appointed
  • Committee on Issues of Diversity DEIJ training
  • 2020-2021 Governance and Nominating Committee Appointed
  • Town Hall with Members

September 2020

  • Policies and Procedures updated to expand GNC member representation
  • Call to members for volunteers to serve on DEIJ Change Workgroup or GNC
  • Executive Board completes Facilitating Change on DEIJ training

August 2020

  • Executive Board begins DEIJ Training
  • Re-established Member-at-Large position on Executive Board, bringing representation from the Committee on Issues of Diversity
  • Released Election Process website section

Catalog of DEIJ messages and updates sent to members.


 2019 Diversity Initiative Recommended Readings