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DePaul University's Black Leadership Coalition (DPUBLC)

​​​​​​​​​​DPUBLC is the Black Leadership Coalition at DePaul University in Chicago, Illinois. Officially formed on November 1, 1996, DPUBLC was initiated in 1995 by informal dialogue between Black staff and faculty around issues of recruitment and retention. DPUBLC promotes unity among staff, faculty, students and alumni of African descent through sponsorship, cooperation and participation in programs of widespread community dialogue, uplift and social action. Our overarching goal is to provide a nurturing environment for enhanced recruitment, retention and success of our constituents.

Upcoming Events

2024 Graduation Celebration for Students of African Descent, May 23, 5pm, Lincoln Park Student Center, Room 120 AB

DPUBLC and the Office of Institutional Diversity and Equity (OIDE) are co-hosting the 27th Annual Graduation Celebration for Students of African Descent. This will be a cultural celebration of “good news” to acknowledge the hard work, resilience and achievement and allow the community – both here at DePaul and beyond – to commemorate the upcoming graduation of students of African Descent. This includes students who have graduated or have been conferred during the 2023-2024 academic year. For more details/questions, please email us at​.


​Additional Goals

While the coalition recognizes and supports the primary mission of DePaul University, DPUBLC maintains the following additional goals:
  • To unify DePaul University faculty and staff of African descent across academic disciplines, administrative and staff functions
  • To establish a forum to discuss issues and concerns pertaining to DePaul University faculty and staff of African descent
  • To cultivate an atmosphere of support, mentorship and cooperation among DePaul University faculty and staff of African descent
  • To promote the successful graduation of all students of African descent
  • To serve as an advisory group, when necessary, to the president, senior administration and internal constituents at DePaul University on issues relating to DePaul faculty, staff and students of African ​descent
  • To represent DePaul University, wherever possible, through local, regional and national collaboration​

Executive Committee

Vacant​ — Faculty Co-Chair
Ms. Donyiel Crocker — Staff Co-Chair
Vacant —​ Budget Coordinator
Ms. Kristin Lansdown​​— Communications Coordinator​​

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