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Staff

Meet the staff from the Office of Institutional Diversity and Inclusion. 

Jabbar R. Bennett, PhD

Jabbar R. Bennett, PhD

Associate Provost and Chief Diversity Officer

Phone: 847-467-3488
jabbar.bennett@northwestern.edu
As the University’s chief diversity officer, Dr. Bennett directs the Office of Institutional Diversity and Inclusion, and leads and coordinates efforts to create and sustain a diverse, inclusive and welcoming environment for all Northwestern community members including students, faculty, staff and alumni. Read Dr. Bennett's full bio.
Nsombi B. Ricketts

Nsombi B. Ricketts

Assistant Provost, Diversity and Inclusion

Phone: 847-491-5995
nsombi.ricketts@northwestern.edu

Provides strategic and tactical assistance to the associate provost for diversity and inclusion, and facilitates and supports critical activities for the Office of Institutional Diversity and Inclusion. Read Nsombi's full bio.
Jasmine Gurneau

Jasmine Gurneau

Senior Program Coordinator, Native American and Indigenous Initiatives

Phone: 847-467-6368
jasmine.gurneau@northwestern.edu

Leads the development and implementation of university-wide initiatives related to the inclusion of Native American and Indigenous students, faculty, staff, and alumni. Read Jasmine's full bio

Kassandra L. Washington

Kassandra L. Washington

Administrative Assistant 3, Diversity and Inclusion

Phone: 847 467-7490
kassandra.washington@northwestern.edu
 Provides administrative support to the associate provost for diversity and inclusion, and oversees administrative and business operations for the Office of Institutional Diversity and Inclusion. Read Kassandra's full bio.
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