Karen L. Baker

Title: Adjunct Professor
Education: B.A., Northern Illinois University
M.S., Northern Illinois University

J.D., Northern Illinois University

Karen Baker served in the role of Associate Vice President, Affirmative Action, Equity and Compliance at Northern Illinois University prior to her retirement in July 2018. As the Associate Vice President, Ms. Baker was responsible for the leadership and oversight of Affirmative Action and Diversity Resources, and enforcement of the university non-discrimination complaint process, faculty and staff search process and procedures, compliance training, labor relations, medical leave administration, ADA coordination, Title IX enforcement, operating staff services, criminal background check process, operating staff services and other senior administrative functions associated with Human Resources and Affirmative Action. Ms. Baker also served as the Title IX and ADA Coordinator as well as the University EEO Officer.