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North Central College chief diversity officer featured in Naperville Magazine

Oct 05, 2021

Rebecca Gordan interviewed as a spotlight feature on new appointment to CDO

Over the summer, North Central College announced that Dr. Rebecca Gordon, assistant vice president for equity, diversity, and inclusion; Title IX/504 coordinator, will become the College’s first-ever chief diversity officer and will join the President’s cabinet. Dr. Gordon (pronoun, R) is a member of the Latine and LGBTQIA+ communities and brings to this role lived experience along with a career dedicated to DEI and Title IX work.

Dr. Gordon was a spotlight feature in the Naperville Magazine October issue, where R discussed the new role and its future impact.

“It is humbling. I appreciate the faith and confidence that is being placed in my skills, experience, and talents,” said Dr. Gordon. “I also feel challenged, because I am not naive about the scope of the task I am undertaking to make real transformational change at the college. But at the end of the day, I am a psychologist and educator and believe in the power of information and the ability for people and systems to change. I am hopeful and excited about putting initiatives in place with the partners I have at the college.”

Click here to read the full feature in the Naperville Magazine.