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Diversity Council

​​​​​​​The newly created Diversity Council​ offers​ critical support, guidance, and oversight on the College of Law's anti-racism​, diversity, and inclusion efforts. The all-alumni c​​ouncil provides direct feedback to the law school's administration and supports DePaul Law as:

  • Thought Leaders
    • ​Consultants to the law school administration​
    • Sponsor and assist in the planning of diversity and inclusion programming
    • Hold the College of Law's administration​ accountable on diversity metrics, anti-racism initiatives, and the goals of the law school's Diversity Plan
  • Advocates
    • ​​​​Utilizing networks and affinity groups to help diversify the student body, faculty, and staff
    • Assist in increasing resources for equity and diversity programming
    • Connecting the law school with community partners
    • Influencing the University and the legal community on the needs of the College of Law in the areas of diversity and inclusion
  • Connectors
    • Serve as mentors/contacts for our students and recent grads
    • Increase engagement with our community of diverse alumni

Diversity Council Membership

​Aurora Austriaco (BSC '87, JD '90) (Chair)
Shareholder
VAB Law Firm

Heather Adams ('12)
Attorney
Ice Miller LLP

Azeema Akram ('13)
Administrative Law Judge
Illinois Commerce Commission

Karina Ayala Bermejo ('98)
President/CEO
Instituto Del Progreso Latino

Suheily Natal Davis ('07)
General Counsel - Latin American
McDonald's Corporation

Tristian Gunn ('11)
Immigration Attorney
Tapia-Ruano & Gunn, P.C.

Michelle Jackson ('98)
Deputy Director
Illinois Department of Children & Family Services

Ray Koenig ('99)
Attorney & Managing Partner
Clark Hill PLC

Tiffani Mims ('19)
Assistant State's Attorney
Cook County State's Attorney's Office

DL Morriss ('08)
Partner
Hinshaw Culbertson LLP

Markena Peavy ('12)
Senior Compliance Manager
BMO Financial Group

Meredith Ritchie ('91)
Vice President, General Counsel​ & Chief Ethics and Government Affairs Officer
Alliant Credit Union​

Larry Rogers, Sr. (JD '83, DHL '09)​
Founding Partner
Power Rogers

Sufyan Sohel ('11)
Deputy Director & General Counsel
CAIR-Chicago