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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.

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

Dr. Valerie Johnson — Faculty Co-Chair
Pastor Keith Baltimore — Staff Co-Chair
Darry Arrington — Group Consultant
Mrs. Carol Goodman-Jackson —​ Budget Coordinator
Mrs. Faye Harris — Communications Coordinator

For more information, please email DPUBLC@depaul.edu.​​​​​