Faculty & Staff of Color – NUDREAM

Program Overview

NU-DREAM-Inspiring-Staff-of-Color-Logo-300x200NU DREAM is a program designed to encourage personal and professional growth by increasing interaction, communication and community awareness amongst faculty and staff of color at Northeastern University. The goals and objectives will be achieved by offering developmental workshops in areas such as networking, career progression, mentorship and social opportunities. It is our hope that participation in the program will allow individuals to Dream, take Risks, Educate themselves, Act upon their vision and find a Mentor who can be supportive of their endeavors.

Mission & History
The purpose of NU DREAM is to provide personal and professional opportunities that will encourage faculty and staff of color to become more fulfilled members of the Northeastern University community. NU DREAM began as an initiative of the Notion in Motion program provided by the Enrollment Management & Student Affairs (EMSA) Division. It continues as a collaborative effort between EMSA & Office of Institutional Diversity & Inclusion (OIDI).


Participants will define professional goals and motivation
Participants will identify talents, strengths, and skills
Participants will strengthen current abilities
Participants will expand their personal and professional networks
To enhance sense of community among staff of color

To provide professional development opportunities for faculty and staff of color
To provide opportunities for faculty and staff of color to interact within their community
To provide opportunities for faculty and staff of color to improve upon personal and professional networks
To create networks for ongoing dialogue on issues impacting professional and career development



Past Events:

Panel: Your Higher Ed Career, featuring Robert Jose, Associate Dean for Cultural, Residential Spiritual Life; Dr. Nakeisha Cody, Associate Director, Student Leadership & Global Engagement, JDOAAI; Nima Eshghi, Assistant Dean, Co-op and Career Services, Northeastern University School of Law; Alysa Gerlach, Vice President & Assistant Treasurer; Dr. Demetrius Richmond, Senior Director, Student Services, Bouvé College of Health Sciences 

New Year, New You: New Financial Goals, facilitated by Nicholas Josey, Executive Director of Vincita Institute

Spineful Communication, featuring Dr. Antonio Ocampo-Guzman, Associate Professor of Theater

NU DREAM Half-Day Professional Development Conference featuring Keynote Kenneth Elmore & Presenters Kettianne Cadet and Liza Talusan

How to Have Difficult Conversations facilitated by Donna M. Bishop, University Ombuds

Create Your Professional Elevator Pitch facilitated by members of NU Dream committee

Best Advice Ever…Tips for Professional Development facilitated by Ralph C. Martin, Senior VP; Deloris Pettis, VP for Risk Management; Mya M. Mangawang, Associate Dean

Accessing Graduate School facilitated by College of Professional Studies staff


2017 – 2018 NU DREAM Annual Report

2016 – 2017 NU DREAM Annual Report

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