Office of the Vice-President

Office of the Vice President

Office of the Vice President

A message from Vice President Reginald Bates:

My Fellow game changers, innovators, and Huskies of Northern Illinois University,

My name is Reginald Bates, I am a senior with a double major in Psychology and Sociology. I am the immediate past President of Black Male Initiative. I am the only two year President in BMI's history. I revived Black Theatre Workshop in 2011 as a freshman and served 2 terms as the President of that organization as well. I have been a Community Advisor for the Neptune complex for the past 3 years, and I currently serve as the President of the Epsilon Phi Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc. During my time as a student of NIU I co-founded #LEVELS ent. and I have won the SILD freshman leadership award, sophomore leadership award, and junior leadership award. I was President of Black Male Initiative when we won the Outstanding Student organization award from both SILD and SA. My most recent reward was the Bethune-Woodson Scholarship Award that is presented by the Black Faculty Association of NIU.

I am elated to be able to share my talents as a leader and a motivational artist with the entire Huskie community. There is a great multitude of professional and organizations skills that I’ve acquired during my time here at NIU and I cannot wait to share my knowledge and skillset with all of our student leaders! As the Vice-President of our prestigious student association, my primary goal is to keep campus life thriving with productive student organizations, which could in fact better the retention rates here at Northern!

Best wishes,
Reginald Bates Jr.