2013-14 Committees of the University

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 Office of the Ombudsperson and the Office of Affirmative Action and Diversity Resources 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

The PCSM meets monthly per discretion of the chairperson.

Membership

2012-2013 2013-2014 2014-2015 2015-2016
Faculty 
Wei Luo 
 
 
 
 
Rosita Lopez
Rosita Lopez Rosita Lopez
 
Joseph Flynn
Joseph Flynn  
 
Francisco Solares-Larrave   
 Amy Levin
Amy Levin
Amy Levin
  Carol Walther Carol Walther Carol Walther
Supportive Professional Staff 
*Felicia Bohanon
*Felicia Bohanon
Felicia Bohanon Felicia Bohanon
 
Melody Mitchell
Shawn Jeffers Shawn Jeffers Shawn Jeffers
 
William McCoy
William McCoy William McCoy
 
Roselyn Curry-Snell 
Roselyn Curry-Snell   
Edward Heard
Promod Vohra
Operating Staff 
Alan Smith
Alan Smith Alan Smith
 
Kay Shelton
Kay Shelton Kay Shelton
 
Carlos Raices
 
  
Tara Mitchell (for Tate)
Tara Mitchell (for Tate)  
Students 
Maria Ahmad
Chelsie Kelton    
 
Taurean Small
   
x Ombudsperson
Sarah Klaper
Sarah Klaper
   
x Office of Affirmative Action and Diversity Resources Roselyn Curry-Snell Nikkita Carrington
x Affirmative Action & Diversity Resources Committee
Katrina Myers Caldwell
Katrina Myers Caldwell    

* chair
x ex officio nonvoting