Stuart Barbier has been a professor of English at Delta College since 1998. In 2006, Stuart formed the Delta Prism Alliance to establish and maintain a safe and affirming environment at Delta College for LGBTQ+ students, staff, and faculty and their allies. Some of the accomplishments of Delta Prism Alliance are establishing Delta’s Safe Space program to directly benefit LGBT student success on campus, revitalizing Unison, the student LGBTQ/allies association, producing and updating Delta’s LGBTQ Resources web page through Counseling/Advising and Career Services, and establishing the Standing Committee on LGBT Awareness Month through Diversity and Inclusion Programs. The Delta Prism Alliance has numerous additional accomplishments.
Stuart has planned, conducted, and documented thirteen years of meetings of the Delta Prism Alliance, keeping LGBTQ+ issues on the Delta College administration’s radar, challenging at times. Stuart has been a major contact for LGBTQ+ speakers, forums, etc. at Delta College. He was the leader on getting an officially designated LGBTQ+ administrative liaison, which is now part of the job duties of the Dean of Students.