2012-13 Committees of the University

Unity in Diversity Steering Committee

Membership of Unity in Diversity Steering Committee

  1. The Unity in Diversity Steering Committee is directly responsible to the vice president for student affairs and enrollment management and shall consist of personnel as listed below under membership. Appointments will be made by the relevant campus student organization, administrative unit or entity. The faculty members at large shall be nominated by the Faculty Senate. The supportive professional staff representative and the operating staff representative shall be nominated by their respective councils.

    The vice president for student affairs and enrollment management may appoint up to three additional voting members in order to include under-represented university constituencies. Those members shall serve one-year renewable terms. Terms of service for all other members shall be two years not limited to one term, unless otherwise stated, and staggered to provide overlapping membership. All terms commence August 15. Each Unity in Diversity Steering Committee member shall have one vote.

    The vice president for student affairs and enrollment management shall appoint a chair in the spring for the succeeding two years. The student co-chair(s) shall be appointed by the Campus Activities Board/Unity in Diversity. One of the Student Association representatives shall be the Student Association director of cultural affairs or designee.

  2. The duties of the Unity in Diversity Steering Committee shall be to coordinate the university's unity in diversity activities and calendar of events designed to acknowledge, educate, and celebrate the diversity of the Northern Illinois University campus community relative to race, gender, sexual orientation, culture, religion, and physical ability.

Unity in Diversity Steering Committee

The UIDSC sets its meeting schedule in the fall per committee members' availability.

Center for Southeast Asian Studies
Nancy Schuneman
Elizabeth "Liz" Denius
Center for Black Studies 
Derrick Smith
Educational Services & Programs
Jerry Wright
Faculty-at-large (2)
Sue Willis
Mark Rosenbaum
Mark Rosenbaum
Sonya Armstrong
Sonya Armstrong
Operating Staff
Susie Hill (for Stieren) Melissa Folowell-Vargas Melissa Folowell-Vargas
Supportive Professional Staff
Megan Gerken
Debra Miller Debra Miller
University Libraries
Ladislava Khailova
Ladislava Khailova
Latino Resource Center
*Angelica Mendoza
Angelica Mendoza
Women's Resource Center
Carrie Williams
Carrie Williams
Campus Activities Board (2)
Tiera Fitch Syed Warsi
Disability Resource Center
Garth Rubin
Garth Rubin
Division of Student Affairs (2)
Michele Stieren
Chrissy Tluczek
Michele Stieren
Chrissy Tluczek
Student Involvement & Leadership Development
Destiny Riley (for Neal)
Maria Ahmad
Residence Hall Association
Jasmine Riley
Nnkea "Nikki" Nicholes
Student Association (3)
Tashyana Wells
Mike Theodore
Stephen Samuels
Chris Pitts
Presidential Commission on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity
Molly Holmes
*Molly Holmes
Underrepresented University Constituencies (3)
1-year renewable terms
Bobby Wilkerson
Shanti Muthuswamy
Michelle Bringas


* chair