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Dean’s Advisory Council


The Jane Addams College of Social Work Dean’s Advisory Council provides guidance to the Dean on strategic directions in support of the College’s mission of advancing social, racial and economic justice.

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Chair: Marvin Lindsey, MSW, CADC, is the CEO of the Community Behavioral Healthcare Association of Illinois. Mr. Lindsey serves on the Illinois Advisory Council on Alcoholism and Other Drug Dependency, the Department of Human Services Social Advisory Committee, and several other state workgroups and committees. He also serves on the Community Advisory Committee of UIC’s Urban Health Program, which is charged with recruiting, retaining, and graduating underrepresented racial/ethnic minority students in the health professions

Janaé Bonsu, MA, is a third-year PhD student and teaching assistant at the Jane Addams College of Social Work. Ms. Bonsu’s research interests lie at the nexus of criminalization, gender, race and class. She is active in many community-based initiatives, holds a leadership role in the Black Youth Project 100, and serves on the boards of directors for mRelief and the Action Center on Race & the Economy.

Victoria Chou, MS, PhD, is Dean Emerita for the University of Illinois Chicago College of Education. As dean, she led a sustained effort to demonstrate how a college can be responsive to the educational needs of high-poverty communities of color, and she drove systemic change by diversifying tenure-line and clinical faculty roles and reward systems. Dr. Chou was named a Fellow of the American Educational Research Association.

Barbara Henley, PhD, is the Vice Chancellor Emerita for Student Affairs at the University of Illinois Chicago, where she served as vice chancellor for 20 years. Dr. Henley has authored journal articles and book chapters related to diversity and student affairs. She has also held leadership roles in the American Psychological Association and Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education (NASPA), which honored her with a Pillar of the Profession Award.

Lindsey LaPointe, MSW, is the senior project manager of justice reform at Business and Professional People for the Public Interest. Ms. LaPointe serves as vice president of the board of directors of Hands to Help Ministries, is a member of the Illinois Women Institute for Leadership fellowship program, and actively fights alongside Neighbors for Affordable Housing in the Chicago community of Jefferson Park.

Edward Mogul, JD, MLA, is Professor Emeritus in the Humanities at City Colleges of Chicago and Adjunct Professor at Loyola University. Dr. Mogul was an original member of the late State’s Attorney Cecil Partee’s pioneering gay and lesbian advisory council, and was an original co-trustee of Chicago’s Unicorn Foundation, which has distributed more than $4 million to LGBT and AIDS-related charities. Based on his proposal to the Illinois Supreme Court, it is now Illinois law that the duty of a prosecutor is to seek justice, not merely to convict.

Celena Roldán, MSW, MEd, is the CEO of the American Red Cross of Chicago & Northern Illinois. With extensive community development experience, Ms. Roldán has served on former Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s Education Transition Team and Early Childhood Task Force, as well as former Governor Pat Quinn’s Illinois Human Services Commission. She serves on the boards of several organizations and was honored by the United Way of Metropolitan Chicago with the 2016 Community Leader Award for her work in communities and non-profits.

A Message from the Dean