PRESIDENTIAL COMMISSION ON THE STATUS OF MINORITIES

Membership of Presidential Commission on the Status of Minorities

A.     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 ombudsman's office and the office of affirmative action 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.

B.     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

C.  MEMBERSHIP
2002-2003
2003-2004
2004-2005
2005-2006
Faculty *LeRoy Pernell *LeRoy Pernell LeRoy Pernell LeRoy Pernell
Ibis Gomez-Vega Murali Krishnamurthi Murali Krishnamurthi Murali Krishnamurthi
Ronnie Wooten  Ronnie Wooten
Ron Carter Ron Carter
Shi-Ruei Fang Shi-Ruei Fang Shi-Ruei Fang
Supportive Professional Staff Juletta Patrick Juletta Patrick Juletta Patrick
Sylvia Fuentes  Sylvia Fuentes
LaVerne Gyant LaVerne Gyant
Roz Curry Roz Curry  Roz Curry
Operating Staff Rita Reynolds Rita Reynolds
Phinette Maszka
Wesley Coats Wesley Coats
Yolanda Dreyer Yolanda Dreyer Yolanda Dreyer Yolanda Dreyer
@Ombudsman Tim Griffin Tim Griffin
@Affirmative Action & Diversity Resources Committee Phinette Maszka Phinette Maszka Phinette Maszka
Student Association Rachel S. Turner Rachel Turner
DuJaun Smith
Oliver Vazquez
Kam Lau
* Chair
@Ex officio nonvoting