NLU alum Veretta Rice Yancey, whom a colleague described as having “a passion for social justice and serving youth,” has been elected president of the DuPage County Chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. It serves DuPage, Kane, Will and Kendall Counties, according to the Naperville Sun.
Yancey, a Naperville resident, got her bachelor’s degree from North Central College and her master’s degree in adult education from National Louis University.
Yancey told the newspaper she wants to work on increasing membership and expanding programming for youth in grades K-5.
Outgoing president Mario L. Lambert II said Yancey is well-prepared to sustain the youth programs and raise awareness of Black History Month.
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