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    The Chancellor’s Commission on Native Imagery: Healing and Reconciliation begins its work today.

    The Chancellor’s Commission on Native Imagery: Healing and Reconciliation begins its work today.

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  • Chancellor’s Commission on Native Imagery: Healing and Reconciliation
    Nov. 29, 2018

    Convener and Co-chair:

    Eric J. Jolly
    , president and CEO of The Saint Paul & Minnesota Foundations

    Co-chair:

    Stu Levenick
    , alumnus/student-athlete, retired Caterpillar executive

    Secretary to the Commission:

    Isabel Molina-Guzman
    , professor of Latina/Latino studies and media and cinema studies and faculty director of diversity and inclusion for the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Illinois

    Members:

    Ron Bess, alumnus/student-athlete, CEO of Merge advertising and technology agency

    John Caughlin, professor and head of the department of communication at Illinois

    Omar Cruz, student/portrayed Chief Illiniwek after its retirement in 2007

    Ivan Dozier Sr., local activist, state conservationist with USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service

    Matthew Sakiestewa Gilbert, professor and the director of American Indian Studies and professor of history at Illinois

    Chief Craig Harper, leader of Peoria Nation

    Patricia Holmes-Brown, alumna, former Trustee, attorney

    Sheila Johnson, alumna/cheerleader, founder and CEO of Salamander Hotels & Resorts, vice chairman of Monumental Sports & Entertainment

    Marty Kaufmann, Division of Intercollegiate Athletics/External Relations and Trademark Licensing at Illinois

    Lauren Kirby, student/president of the Native American Indigenous Student Organization at Illinois

    Dan Maloney, alumnus/last official portrayer of Chief Illiniwek, financial advisor for Edward Jones

    Jane Hayes Rader, alumna/former Board of Trustees member and Life Director on the University of Illinois Foundation Board of Directors

    Vikram Sardana, student/Illinois Student Government representative

    Jamie Singson, alumnus/former director of Native American House and director of the Illini Union