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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
Meeting requests: zenani.greenwell@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. Full bio.
Mónica Russel y Rodríguez

Mónica Russel y Rodríguez

Assistant Provost, Diversity and Inclusion

Phone: 847-491-3277
mryr@northwestern.edu
As the University's Assistant Provost for the Office of Institutional Diversity and Inclusion, Mónica Russel y Rodríguez 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. Full Bio. 
Louie Lainez

Louie Lainez

Manager, Diversity and Inclusion

Phone: 847-467-5197

Louie.Lainez@northwestern.edu 

 

Louie Lainez serves as Manager for Diversity and Inclusion in the Office of Institutional Diversity and Inclusion.  Louie engages in the communication, outreach and advancement of institutional diversity and inclusion initiatives for students, faculty, staff, alumni and community partners. Full Bio

Jasmine Gurneau

Jasmine Gurneau

Manager, 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. Her role includes facilitating stakeholder engagement, serving as a thought leader on campus, and building and sustaining partnerships with tribal communities. Full bio