The Urban League of Northwest Indiana elected Purdue University Northwest Chancellor Thomas L. Keon chairman of its board of directors for a two-year term.
“We are extremely grateful for Dr. Keon’s willingness to continue his long-standing service to the Urban League and provide leadership as we go forward in 2019 and 2020,” said Dr. Vanessa Allen-McCloud, president and CEO of the Urban League of Northwest Indiana.
Allen-McCloud has worked closely with Keon during the past two years during his service as vice chair of the organization.
The Urban League has focused its efforts on preparing students for post-secondary educational opportunities, awarding scholarships and providing adults with skills to obtain sustainable employment and financial literacy. In addition, volunteer tax income assistance is offered to individuals with annual incomes less than $54,000.
The Urban League of Northwest Indiana is committed to the promotion of diversity and inclusion throughout the Region.
“I am truly honored and delighted to continue working with Dr. Allen-McCloud and all of the Urban League board members on our shared goals of enhancing both professional and personal opportunities for individuals, families, schools and businesses throughout northwest Indiana,” Keon said.
In addition to Keon, new members to the urban league oard include vice chair, Yolanda Davis of Horizon Bank; treasurer, Kristina Bailey of First Midwest Bank; secretary, Chancellor R. Louie Gonzalez of Ivy Tech Community College.