Meet our Staff

Rose M. J. Henton

Director, Prevention Education and Outreach

Rose joined NIU in 2016, after a long career in non-profit management. Before joining NIU, Rose was the Executive Director of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Vermilion County. Prior to that she was one of two administrators, serving under the CEO for CRIS Senior Services in Danville, IL. Throughout her career Rose has collaborated with municipalities, school districts, higher education and nonprofits to develop strategic plans, community and education report cards, create and facilitate workshops and provide awareness events. Rose is a grant writer and fundraiser receiving more than $1.2 million in grant funding for nonprofits and NIU as well as more than $600,000 raised in events.


  • B.A., Eastern Illinois University with a concentration in Criminal Justice
  • M.A., North Park University, Nonprofit Administration
  • Masters Certificate of Graduate Study, Northern Illinois University, Public Management

Junelle M. Bennett

Violence Prevention Program Director

Junelle joined the NIU community as a first-generation student through the CHANCE program in 2005. She is a holder of three NIU degrees, most recently a doctorate in adult and higher education. Junelle has more than 10 years of experience as a former NIU police officer, where she trained and certified officers on various topics related to safety. Her work lends itself to efforts of service, engagement and collaboration with many campus partners.

Her passion is education through interactive and innovative programming. Junelle’s commitment to the NIU, greater DeKalb community, and beyond will continue to support NIU’s mission of equity and inclusion.

Susanne Logsdon

Assistant Director, Prevention Education and Outreach

Susanne joined the Division of Academic Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in late 2019 after several years of service within the mental health and employment services arenas. In her previous positions, Susanne provided evidence-based practice consulting, training and technical assistance to non-profit organizations serving individuals with mental health and employment needs. Susanne oversaw an employment program within a non-profit in Chicago where she developed expertise with program management and project planning, the employee lifecycle process and government contract negotiation.

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Prevention Education and Outreach 
Health Services Building, 4th floor

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