Membership of Unity in Diversity Steering Committee

A.     The Unity in Diversity Steering Committee is directly responsible to the associate provost for Student Affairs 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

        The associate provost for Student Affairs 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

        The associate provost for Student Affairs 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 Cultural Relations Adviser or

        It is expected that the SA minority relations advisor or designee will represent the interests of such minority organizations as the LGBC, NATIONS, and others
        not specifically represented.

B.     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.


Center for Southeast Asian Studies Julia Lamb  Julia Lamb
Center for Black Studies  Derrick Smith Derrick Smith
Educational Services & Programs Colette Maher Colette Maher
Faculty-at-large (2) Wei Luo Linda Yasui Linda Yasui
Nadine Dolby Nadine Dolby
Operating Staff Rita Reynolds  Rita Reynolds Rita Reynolds
Supportive Professional Staff Michael Stang Phinette Maszka Phinette Maszka
University Libraries Nestor Osorio Byron Anderson Byron Anderson
University Resources for Latinos Carolyn Anderson
University Resources for Women Judy Skorek Judy Skorek
Campus Activities Board (2) Devita Blackman
Center for Accessibility Resources Jennifer Montag Jennifer Montag
Division of Student Affairs (2) David Lochbaum David Lochbaum
University Programming & Activities *Michelle Bringas Michelle Bringas
Residence Hall Association Alex Underwood
Student Association (3) Rachel Turner Rachel Turner
President's Committee on Sexual Orientation, Representative Margaret Cook Margaret Cook 
or Patty Garcia
Underrepresented University Constituencies (3) Carrie Anderson
Jolene Skinner
Promod Vohra
* Chair