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Dr. Lesley-Ann Brown-Henderson

Dr. Lesley-Ann Brown-Henderson

Executive Director of Campus Inclusion & Community

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Lesley-Ann Brown-Henderson, Ph.D is the Executive Director of the Department of Campus Inclusion and Community at Northwestern University. Lesley-Ann oversees three units: Multicultural Student Affairs, Student Enrichment Services, and Social Justice Education. Lesley-Ann is also responsible for overseeing and responding to bias incidents reported through the RespectNU website; supporting students who are recipients of bias incidents; working with staff, faculty and students to engage in ongoing dialogue centered on social justice, respect, and inclusion; developing cultural competence training for students; and collaborating with various departments across campus. Additionally she coordinates Northwestern’s Posse Scholars Program. 
Dr. Brown-Henderson earned her bachelor’s degree in Psychology with minors in Chemistry and African Caribbean Studies from the University of Miami, master’s degrees in Student Affairs Administration in Higher Education and Counseling Psychology and her doctorate in Counseling Psychology with an emphasis on multicultural issues in higher education from Texas A&M University. Prior to arriving at Northwestern, Lesley-Ann worked in the Counseling Center at Michigan State University and in the Department of Multicultural Services at Texas A&M University. She has also been heavily involved with NASPA, a leading association for administrators working in higher education. Lesley-Ann also enjoys spending time with her partner, their son Xavier, their puppy Eddy, traveling, cooking, shopping, and teaching bootcamp style classes in Chicago.