I’m thrilled to be the Director of the LGBT Resource Center. Since beginning in July 2010, I have enjoyed meeting and working with the amazing students, faculty and staff of the LGBTQA community. At NIU, I worked with Residential Life as a Coordinator of Diversity Initiatives, and continue to serve on the Presidential Commission for Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity.
I received my B.S. in Health Education in 2001 and my M.S. in College Student Personnel in 2004, both from Western Illinois University (Macomb, IL). For three years, I worked at Indiana University-Bloomington, where I served on the GLBT Incidents Team and helped create facility and policy change for transgender students living on campus.
My main role as the Director of the Resource Center is to support and advocate on behalf of the LGBTQA community. Further, I aim to bring exciting and innovative programming experiences to the campus community through encouraging student-led programming and ideas. I’m committed to making the Center a place where everyone has an opportunity to share their story. I am always open to meeting students, faculty and staff. Please feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org, call or stop by the Center!
Resource Center Administrative Assistant
Patricia has been working for the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Resource Center since 2005 and NIU since 1998. She states: "I am proud to serve the NIU LGBT community. I have been an Ally since 1999. For me, being an Ally means speaking up when I encounter prejudice. I make time to turn an encounter into an opportunity to educate those whose view of the world is less accepting than mine. I cannot imagine life any other way."
Samantha is from Chicago, IL and attended Morgan Park High School and then completed her undergraduate career at Northern Illinois University where she majored in Psychology! Samantha is now continuing her educational path with pursuing her Master’s degree in Adult & Higher Education with an emphasis in Student Affairs. She is currently the LGBT graduate assistant and works with student volunteers and the Q-Connect program. She says, "I am an enthusiastic HUSKIE who enjoys meeting new people and working with students."
Prabhu is a Computer Science major. He currently works for the Resource Center providing technology support, web site development/maintenance, and publicity design.
Speaker's Bureau Coordinator
Romeo Jackson is a sophomore at NIU who is double majoring in Theatre Technology and Design and Community Leadership and Civic Engagement. He looking forward to helping the RC expand it reach and help the LGBTQA community on campus. He is also serves as a member of PCSOGI and is on the E-broad for (LGBTQA Student Group) Prism
Spring Undergraduate Intern
Michael "Mikey" Brown is a senior FCNS major interning at the LGBT center. He is also taking his final classes for his LGBT Certificate Program. He says, "Interning at the LGBT Resoruce Center is a dream come true. I am ready to soak up information like a sponge. I am also ready to present inspiring programs and stimulate progressive thought."