The Presidential Commission on Race and Ethnicity shall be composed of 16 members, most of whom shall be members of Northern Illinois University's racial and ethnic groups. Membership shall be made up of four members of the full-time teaching faculty, four supportive professional staff, four operating staff, and four students are nominated by the Student Government Association or self-nomination.

A representative of the ombudsperson's office and the Office of Academic Diversity, Equity and Inclusion shall be ex officio, nonvoting members of the commission. One member shall be selected by the commission members to be the liaison representative to Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity and Education.


Name Email
Felicia Bohanon, chair
Simón Weffer-Elizondo, vice chair
Tawanda Paul, secretary

Current Members

Name Email
Monique Bernoudy
Shondra Clay
Joseph Flynn
Natasha Johnson
Khalfani Mar ‘Na
Alex Pitner
Alan Smith
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