The Presidential Commission on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity (PCSOGI) welcomes the interest of NIU students, faculty and staff members who wish to join the commission. PCSOGI provides an opportunity for members of the university community to join together in identifying and addressing concerns of lesbian, gay, bisexual and/or transgender students, faculty and staff.

If you are interested in joining PCSOGI, please contact the commission at

Current Members (Voting)

Name Membership Type
Fred Barnhart SPS
Kate Cady Faculty
Randy Caspersen (Chair) Faculty
Kelsey Scott Operating Staff
Geoffrey Decker Faculty
Kellie Dyslin SPS
Rebecca Griffith Instructor
Katie Heinekamp Staff/Instructor
Amanda Littauer Faculty
Hayley Neiling Student
Holly Nicholson (Secretary) Operating Staff
Will Nolan-Lamm (Vice Chair) Staff
Karla Padrón Faculty
Robert Ridinger Faculty
Christina Sutcliffe SPS
Wesley Swingley Faculty
Don Weiss Faculty
Mandy Wescott Operating Staff
Jack Yetter Operating Staff

Liaisons (Non-voting)

Area Representative
Academic Diversity, Equity and Inclusion/Chief Diversity Officer Carol A. Sumner
Joseph Flynn
Center for the Study of Women, Gender and Sexuality Katy Jaekel
Counseling and Consultation Services Mandira Srivastava
Sarah Triolo
Gender and Sexuality Resource Center Molly Holmes
Housing and Residental Services Ashley Kerley
Ombudsperson Sandy Cox
Prism Peregrin Capriglione
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