Open forums set for Center for Black Studies director hopefuls

cbs-new-signOpen forums begins Tuesday, May 3, for the five finalists for the directorship of the NIU Center for Black Studies.

Established in 1971, the Center for Black Studies supports the mission of the university to promote excellence and engagement in teaching, learning, research, scholarship, artistry and outreach and service.

It operates under the leadership of Vernese Edghill-Walden, senior associate vice president for academic diversity and chief diversity officer in the Division of Academic Affairs.

The center conducts research on the experiences of people of African descent and offers a minor in black studies. It also promotes the retention of black students and sponsors lectures, workshops, conferences and other student-oriented activities.

Online evaluation forms will become available Tuesday afternoon. For more information, call (815) 753-8377 or email cpeddle@niu.edu.

Malachi Crawford

  • Tuesday, May 3, 5 to 6:30 p.m, Altgeld Hall 315
    Open forum for students and student organizations
  • Wednesday, May 4, 1:30 to 2:20 p..m., Holmes Student Center Room 305
    Open forum and presentation for faculty, staff, all campus faculty and staff organizations
  • Wednesday, May 4, 2:30 to 3:30 p.m., Holmes Student Center Room 305
    Open forum for black alumni, community members and presidential commissions

Gena Flynn

  • Thursday, May 5, 5 to 6:30 p.m., Altgeld Hall 315
    Open forum for students and student organizations
  • Friday, May 6, 1:30 to 2:20 p.m., Holmes Student Center Room 305
    Open forum and presentation for faculty, staff, all campus faculty and staff organizations
  • Friday, May 6, 2:30 to 3:30 p.m., Holmes Student Center Room 305
    Open forum for black alumni, community members and presidential commissions

Rodney Cohen

  • Monday, May 9, 5 to 6:30 p.m, Altgeld Hall 203
    Open forum for students and student organizations
  • Tuesday, May 10, 1:30 to 2:20 p.m., Holmes Student Center University Suite
    Open forum and presentation for faculty, staff, all campus faculty and staff organizations
  • Tuesday, May 10, 2:30 to 3:30 p.m., Holmes Student Center University Suite
    Open forum for black alumni, community members and presidential commissions

Edward Heard

  • Tuesday, May 10, 5 to 6:30 p.m., Altgeld Hall 315
    Open forum for students and student organizations
  • Wednesday, May 11, 1:30 to 2:20 p.m., Holmes Student Center University Suite
    Open forum and presentation for faculty, staff, all campus faculty and staff organizations
  • Wednesday, May 11, 2:30 to 3:30 p.m., Holmes Student Center University Suite
    Open forum for black alumni, community members and presidential commissions
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