Deep Springs Corporation

aka Deep Springs College   |   Dyer, NV   |  www.deepsprings.edu

Mission

The mission of Deep Springs is to prepare young people for a life of service to humanity. Leadership and enlightened service are the aims of Deep Springs, which fulfills its mission by bringing students into intense contact with nature, work, and ideas. Sound principles of teaching and learning are taken to their practical limits. Based on a cattle ranch in an isolated valley, the college enables its students to experience and take responsibility for a largely self-sustaining community, while requiring them to engage in a two-year liberal arts honors program. Learning is pursued to solve real problems, both practical and social, for the joy of intellectual understanding and humane action. Those who are educated at Deep Springs incur a lifelong obligation to improve the human condition.

Ruling year info

1966

President

Sue Darlington

Main address

HC 72 Box 45001

Dyer, NV 89010 USA

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EIN

95-6137481

NTEE code info

Higher Education Institutions (B40)

IRS filing requirement

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Our programs

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Deep Springs College

The only program we undertake is the college.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Where we work

Financials

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Operations

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Deep Springs Corporation

Board of directors
as of 02/22/2022
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Board chair

Marina Hsieh

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes

Organizational demographics

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Equity strategies

Last updated: 05/06/2021

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Data
  • We review compensation data across the organization (and by staff levels) to identify disparities by race.
  • We analyze disaggregated data and root causes of race disparities that impact the organization's programs, portfolios, and the populations served.
  • We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
  • We have long-term strategic plans and measurable goals for creating a culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.
Policies and processes
  • We have a promotion process that anticipates and mitigates implicit and explicit biases about people of color serving in leadership positions.
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.