Consultants: Rankin and Associates Consulting

  • Susan Rankin, Ph.D., Principal and Chief Executive Officer
  • Jordan West, Ph.D., Research Associate - Qualitative Specialist

Climate Study Working Group (CSWG)


  • Sharon Bethea, Ph.D., Faculty Counselor Education and Coordinator African/African American Studies
  • Maria Luna-Duarte, Ph.D., Director, El Centro

Administrative Support

  • Diane DiMaso, Administrative Assistant, Student Affairs 


  • Dear Aunaetitrakul, Assistant Director, Pedroso Center
  • Rae Joyce Baguilat, Assistant Director, Student Leadership Development
  • Jennifer Blair, Advisor, Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Deon Brown, Associate Director, Center for College Access and Success
  • Erica Brown-Pierce, Program Specialist, Project Success
  • Vicki Byard, Ph.D., Faculty, English and Women’s and Gender Studies
  • John Cahill, Success Coach, Wentworth Scholars
  • Gabriel Cortez, Ph.D., Faculty, Literacy and Leadership Development
  • Tiffani Clay, Graduate student, Counselor Education
  • KT Duffy, Ph.D., Faculty, Art
  • Andrea Evans, Ph.D., Director, Jacob H. Carruthers Center for Inner City Studies
  • Laurie Fuller, Ph.D., Faculty, Women’s and Gender Studies
  • Sara Galvan, undergraduate student, Counsel of Club Representative, Student Government Association
  • Robin Harris, Carruthers Center for Inner City Studies Library, Information Service Librarian
  • Richie Heard, Advisor, TRIO Student Support Services
  • Lisa Hollis-Sawyer, Ph.D., Faculty, Psychology, Gerontology and Women’s and Gender Studies
  • Cindy Jones, Administrative Assistant, Health Sciences and Physical Education
  • Andreas Savas Kourvetaris, Ph.D., Faculty, Chair Sociology
  • Mateen Khumawala, Information Systems Architect, UTS Strategy and Planning
  • Blase Masini, Ph.D., Director, Institutional Research and Assessment
  • Nancy Matthews, Ph.D., Faculty, Justice Studies and Women’s and Gender Studies, NEIU University Professionals of Illinois Local 4100 (UPI) President
  • Chris Maxwell, Assistant Dean of Students, Student Affairs
  • Timothy Mays, Assistant Director, Pedroso Center
  • Noe Mojica, Ph.D., Faculty, Social Work
  • Amanda Montes, Ph.D., Faculty, Teacher Education
  • Michelle Morrow, Ed.D., Director of Scholarships, Financial Aid, Scholarships & Student Employment
  • Michelle Oh, Education Library
  • Elizabeth Rodriguez, Coordinator, Center for Teaching and Learning
  • Durene Wheeler, Ph.D., Director of Angelina Pedroso Center, Faculty, Educational Inquiry and Curriculum Studies

Climate Study Ambassador Group 

  • Annette Brandt, Grant Project Coordinator Student Health Services
  • Jorge Cantu, Ph.D., Faculty, Biology
  • Adrian Castrejon, Ph.D., Faculty, Justice Studies
  • Robert Cook, Ph.D., Faculty, Management and Marketing
  • Chaelecia Cooper, Space Administrator II, Student Union, Event & Conference Services, American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) Local 1989 President
  • Lynette Correa-Velez, Assistant Director, Career Services
  • Sylvia Daniels, Director of Development
  • Jeanette Delgado, Student, El Centro
  • Nancy Easton, Psy. D., Director, Student Counseling Services
  • Emily Garcia, Ph.D., Faculty, English
  • Stacey Goguen, Undergraduate Advisor, Philosophy
  • Matthew Graham, Ph.D., Faculty, Mathematics
  • Erick Howenstine, Ph.D., Faculty, Geography and Environmental Studies
  • Ronald Jacobson, Superintendent of Buildings, Facilities - Buildings / Janitorial
  • Ernie Kimlin, Associate Director, Student Union, Event & Conference Services
  • Josef Ben Levi, Instructor, Philosophy, African/African American Studies, Sociology
  • Tim Libretti, Ph.D., Acting Associate Dean, College of Arts and Sciences, Faculty, English
  • Cassandra Martinez, Office Administrator, Teacher Education / Special Education
  • Frannie Mendoza, Student, Marketing and Advertising Director, NEIU Independent
  • Job Ngwe, Ph.D., Faculty, Chair, Social Work
  • John Rayburn, Student, P/R/ Communication Director of the Student Government Association
  • Amy Rempas, Project Manager, Finance and Administration
  • Carrie Reffit, Graphic Designer Associate, Marketing
  • Tricia Rosado, Director - Title V Cooperative, Student Success and Retention
  • Joan Shapiro, Alumna
  • Moira Stuart, Ph.D. Faculty, Health Sciences and Physical Education
  • Pinkey Stewart, Ph.D., Director, Project Success
  • Velshay Stokes, Program Student Advisor, Student Success and Retention
  • Elizabeth Villarreal, Program Advisor, Proyecto Pa’Lante

Action Plan

Your participation will drive action. Based on survey findings, we will continue to identify and refine strategic initiatives and action plans to improve or enhance institutional climate. We will be transparent and open with the results. The results of the survey and continued efforts will be reported to all members of the community on this website.