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
2008-2009
2009-2010
2010-2011
2011-2012
Faculty
Christine Kiracofe
Christine Kiracofe
Carla Goar
Rosita Lopez
Rosita Lopez
Rosita Lopez
Ron Carter 
Janice Hamlet
Janice Hamlet
Sherry Fang 
Sherry Fang
Ronnie Wooten
Ronnie Wooten
Supportive Professional Staff
Felicia Bohanon 
Felecia Bohanon
Lesley Clements 
 Lesley Clements 
Lesley Clements 
Sylvia Fuentes 
Edward Heard
Edward Heard
Edward Heard
Jack King 
Jack King
Emily Prieto
Emily Prieto
Emily Prieto
Roselyn Curry-Snell
Roselyn Curry-Snell
Roselyn Curry-Snell
Promod Vohra
Promod Vohra
Promod Vohra
    Alan Smith Alan Smith Alan Smith
Operating Staff
Kay Shelton
*Kay Shelton
Alan Smith
Wesley Coats
Wesley Coats
Wesley Coats
Camyle Tate 
 Camyle Tate
Camyle Tate
Melody Mitchell 
Dale Thurman
Dale Thurman
Students
Carolyn Eastlin 
Elijah Itah
Edgar Harima 
Candis Nikolic
Furrunnecia Newberry 
Angie Stuckey
Gilbert Rivera 
Angeline Stuckey 
Christopher Teng 
Adolfo Villegas 
@Ombudsman
Tim Griffin 
Tim Griffin
@Affirmative Action & Diversity Resources Committee
Jesse Perez 
Jesse Perez
Assistant Vice President for Equity Services
James Brunson 
James Brunson
* Chair
@Ex officio nonvoting