Presidential Commission on the Status of Minorities


Presidential Commission on the Status of Minorities

The Presidential Commission on the Status of Minorities was established by the University President to assure that Northern Illinois University consistently and comprehensively will reflect, sponsor, mandate and totally support action designed to enhance the status of minorities. The goal is to advise the President on the status of minority students, faculty, and staff and make recommendations to improve the quality of life and opportunity for minorities at Northern Illinois University.

Diversity and Inclusion Summit (formerly Friendship Abloom Luncheon)
Holmes student Center - Capitol Room
Thursday, April 3, 2014
1:30 p.m. until 5:00 p.m.

Program Highlights

Remarks by President Baker
1:30 p.m. - 2:15 p.m. Lite Lunch/Refreshments Offered
2:15 p.m. - 2:40 p.m. Welcome/Presentation of PCSM 2014 Report
3:10 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Presentation of Deacon Davis Awards
3:40 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Diversity and Inclusion Roundtable/Speaker

Special Note: This event is FREE and open to all students, faculty, and staff. Please confirm your attendance by Wednesday, March 26, 2014 by e-mail to

**Applications are now being accepted for the 2014 Deacon Davis Award. Download nomination form. Awards will be bestowed upon the selected recipients during the Summit.

Application Deadline: March 26, 2014

NIU Being There For You

An informal networking program for faculty,staff and students of Northern Illinois University. The program is designed to provide a network of friendly professionals committed to diversity at NIU. These individuals can serve as a point person to help acclimate you to our academic community and answer any questions that you may have.

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