Presidential Commission on the Status of Minorities  

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

MEMBERSHIP
2003-2004
2004-2005
2005-2006
2006-2007
Faculty *LeRoy Pernell *LeRoy Pernell LeRoy Pernell  
  Murali Krishnamurthi Murali Krishnamurthi Murali Krishnamurthi  
  Ronnie Wooten Ronnie Wooten Ronnie Wooten Ronnie Wooten
  Ron Carter Ron Carter Ron Carter Ron Carter
  Shi-Ruei Fang Shi-Ruei Fang    
Supportive Professional Staff Juletta Patrick Felicia Bohanon Felicia Bohanon Felicia Bohanon
  Sylvia Fuentes Sylvia Fuentes Sylvia Fuentes Sylvia Fuentes
  LaVerne Gyant LaVerne Gyant LaVerne Gyant LaVerne Gyant
  Roz Curry  Melody Mitchell Melody Mitchell Melody Mitchell
Operating Staff Rita Reynolds      
  Wesley Coats Wesley Coats Wesley Coats Wesley Coats
  Yolanda Dreyer Yolanda Dreyer Yolanda Dreyer  
@Ombudsman Tim Griffin Tim Griffin    
@Affirmative Action & Diversity Resources Committee Phinette Maszka Phinette Maszka    
Student Association Rachel Turner
DuJaun Smith

Oliver Vazquez

Kam Lau
DuJuan Smith
Rachel Powe
Oliver Vazquez
Jaquetta Egeston
   
* Chair
@Ex officio nonvoting