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NIU President Doug Baker
In the wake of recent events at the University of Missouri and other college campuses around the country, NIU President Doug Baker discussed the university’s commitment to inclusion and diversity, and the importance of creating an environment of mutual respect during his most recent edition of the NIU Insider podcast. “The diversity that makes us...
Vernese Edghill-Walden
It’s been a little over a month since Vernese Edghill-Walden joined Northern Illinois University as the first chief diversity officer and senior associate vice president for academic diversity. As the former provost and chief academic officer of the City Colleges of Chicago, Edghill-Walden has a wealth of higher education experience and is a recognized leader...
Northern Illinois University announced the selection of Vernese Edghill-Walden, current City Colleges of Chicago provost and chief academic officer, as the senior associate vice president for academic diversity and chief diversity officer. Edghill-Walden is the first to hold this position, which reports to both the president and the executive vice president and provost and is...
Balance of Equality sculpture
Open forums begin Thursday, April 30, for the four contenders for the job of senior associate vice president for Academic Diversity and chief diversity officer at NIU. The successful candidate will become responsible for leading and coordinating efforts to help members of NIU’s diverse community feel connected to NIU and the surrounding DeKalb community and...