Director of Equal Opportunity candidate open forum to take place Monday


Courtesy of Western Illinois University

Ellyn Bartges is a candidate for the Director of Equal Opportunity.

Michaela Ramm

The second candidate for the director of the Office of Equal Opportunity will visit campus Monday to host an open forum.

The open forum for Ellyn Bartges will take place from 3 to 4 p.m. Monday in 2019 Morrill Hall. While on campus, ISU students, faculty and staff will have the opportunity to speak with Bartges and ask her questions about her qualifications, plans for the university and more.

Ellyn Bartges is equity and affirmative action director at St. Cloud State University in Minnesota, a position she has held since 2010. 

Previously, Bartges was employed with the Office of Equal Opportunity and access at Western Illinois University.

Bartges is the second candidate scheduled to visit campus throughout the next few weeks. She is proceeded by Sharon Abraham, former director of diversity and affirmative action at Eastern Michigan University. In the coming weeks, two more candidates will interview on campus: Margo Foreman, associate director of the Office of Equal Opportunity at Indiana University-Purdue University in Indianapolis, and Jyl Shaffer, Title IX coordinator at the University of Cincinnati.