2012-13 Committees of the University

Presidential Commission on the Status of Minorities

Membership of Presidential Commission on the Status of Minorities

  1. The Presidential Commission on the Status of Minorities shall be composed of 16 members, most of whom shall be members of Northern Illinois University's racial minority communities. Membership shall be made up of four members of the full-time teaching faculty, four supportive professional staff, four operating staff, and four students nominated by the Northern Illinois University Student Association.

    A representative of the ombudsman's office and the office of affirmative action shall be ex officio, nonvoting members of the commission. One member shall be selected by the commission members to be the liaison representative to the Affirmative Action and Diversity Resources Committee.

    Members shall be appointed by the president from nominations or volunteers solicited by the president through an annual university-wide process. Faculty and staff members shall be appointed to serve three-year staggered terms. Student members shall serve one-year terms. The commission shall elect a chair, vice chair, and secretary from the membership who will serve one-year renewable terms.

  2. The commission shall advise the president on the status of minority students, faculty, and staff and to recommend improvements in the quality of life and opportunities for minorities in the university community. Commission members shall serve on behalf of the entire university community.

Presidential Commission on the Status of Minorities

The PCSM meets monthly per discretion of the chairperson.

MEMBERSHIP

2011-2012 2012-2013 2013-2014 2014-2015
Faculty (4)
Wei Luo 
Wei Luo 
 
 
 
Rosita Lopez
Rosita Lopez Rosita Lopez Rosita Lopez
 
Joseph Flynn
Joseph Flynn Joseph Flynn  
 
Francisco Solares-Larrave   
Francisco Solares-Larrave  
 
 
    Carol Walther Carol Walther Carol Walther
Supportive Professional Staff (4)
Felicia Bohanon
*Felicia Bohanon
   
 
Melody Mitchell
Melody Mitchell Melody Mitchell  
 
Edward Heard
Edward Heard Edward Heard Edward Heard
 
Angelica Mendoza (for Prieto)
William McCoy
William McCoy William McCoy
 
Promod Vohra
Promod Vohra Promod Vohra
Promod Vohra
 
*Roselyn Curry-Snell 
Roselyn Curry-Snell Roselyn Curry-Snell    
Operating Staff (4)
Alan Smith
Alan Smith Alan Smith Alan Smith
 
Kay Shelton
Kay Shelton Kay Shelton Kay Shelton
 
Wesley Coats



  
Camyle Tate 
Tara Mitchell (for Tate) Tara Mitchell (for Tate)  
 
Carlos Raices 
Carlos Raices
 
 
Students (4)
Robert Williams
Maria Ahmad    
 
Yasmine Williams
Taurean Small
   
x Ombudsman
Tim Griffin
Sarah Klaper
   
x Affirmative Action & Diversity Resources Committee
Roselyn Curry-Snell
Roselyn Curry-Snell
   
Assistant Vice President for Equity Services
James Brunson 
Katrina Myers Caldwell
 
 

* chair
x ex officio nonvoting