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About Pauline E. Kayes

Pauline E. Kayes is recognized for both her expertise in multicultural education and intercultural communication and her long-time advocacy of access and equity for diverse students, faculty, and staff, especially in community colleges and K-12 schools. For thirty years, the focus of Kayes' career has been teaching, research, and activism in educational equity, cultural diversity, and multicultural education. Kayes holds a B.A. in English and Philosophy (with valedictory honors) from St. Joseph's College (Indiana) and a M.A. in English from Purdue University; she has 25 years experience as a community college professor of English, including a year's sabbatical on the curriculum/pedagogy of multicultural education and leadership in college-wide diversity committees and initiatives.

Pauline Kayes

From 1994-2001, Kayes directed a HECA project on creating inclusive educational communities for diverse students for the Illinois Board of Higher Education; in that capacity, she worked with over 5,000 faculty, administrators, and staff from 75 different schools and colleges. In addition, Kayes organized numerous conferences, institutes, intensives, and retreats on a variety of topics in multicultural education, intercultural communication, and diversity education, featuring some of the most renowned experts in the field (James Banks, Myra and David Sadker, Carlos Cortes, Milton Bennett, Geneva Gay, and Sonia Nieto).

In 1994, she received a Ford Foundation grant to plan and to facilitate a summer institute on curriculum transformation for Illinois community college faculty in the humanities and social sciences.

Kayes is the author of "Access, Equity, and Cultural Diversity: Rediscovering the Community College Mission," published in Multicultural Education: Strategies for Implementation in Colleges and Universities (v.2, Western Illinois University, 1992) and "From Policy to Action: Parkland College's Implementation of North Central's Statement on Access, Equity, and Diversity" (NCA Quarterly, v.71, no.4, Spring 1997). In the past 15 years, Kayes has presented papers and facilitated workshops at numerous national conferences, including the National Conference on Race and Ethnicity in Higher Education (NCORE), the "Educating One-Third of A Nation" conference sponsored by the American Council on Education and the Office of Minorities in Higher Education, and conferences of the American Association of Community Colleges. Kayes is the creator of both the Cultural Diversity in Education and the Cultural Diversity at Work programs.

In the past ten years, Kayes has completed over 250 hours of advanced education in multicultural education and intercultural communication through the Intercultural Communication Institute (Portland, Oregon): in racial and cultural identity development; in negotiating intercultural conflict; in creating multicultural vision for business, schools, and colleges; and in understanding hate crimes. In addition, Kayes has been certified by Milton Bennett and Mitch Hammer to administer and to interpret the Intercultural Development Inventory (IDI).

In January 2000 Kayes was awarded the Martin Luther King Jr. "Drum Major" Award from the Champaign City Human Relations Commission for her leadership in cultural diversity education in the Champaign community, particularly with K- 12 schools.

About Yvonne Singley Vice President

Yvonne Singley has over 30 years experience with higher education coordinating bodies and colleges and universities. Singley’s administrative and teaching experiences are coupled with her commitment to diversity and multicultural education. She holds a B.A. in Latin from the University of Memphis; Masters in Urban and Regional Planning from the University of Illinois, Champaign/Urbana; and several hours toward a doctoral degree in higher education leadership. Since receiving her bachelor’s and master’s degrees, Singley worked at Indiana University Northwest, University of Illinois and as an educational director at a propriety institution.

Yvonne Singley

Prior to Yvonne’s affiliation with Diversity Works, she was employed at the Illinois Community College Board and the Illinois Board of Higher Education in administrative and supervisory positions. During her tenure at the Illinois Community College Board, Singley coordinated statewide minority faculty and student recruitment, retention and financial aid programs funded through Illinois higher education resources. She has presented at workshops on diversity challenges and opportunities at universities community colleges and Illinois institutes and national and state conferences such as NCore. Her related consulting activities include: The Higher Learning Commission—North Central Accreditation; American Health Information Association and Illinois State Board of Education Goals Project.

Below are selected papers and publications that Singley wrote on special populations.

Status of Special Programs and Services for Underrepresented Groups in Community Colleges-ICCB, 2000-1995 (Reprint in Multicultural Educator and Strategies Journal, Western Illinois University—November 1997 & November 1996)

Cultural Diversify through Faculty Exchange, Minority Recruitment and Retention-A Collection of Paper on Self-Study and Institutional Improvement. NCA, 1999 Edition

Responding to Public Act 87-581: Proposed Guidelines on Multicultural General Education Objectives and Modules-ICCB, 1994