Planning Committee and the Selection Process.
The planning committee is comprised of CSU administrators, staff, faculty, students, alumni along with community organizations and residents from Roseland, Pullman, Altegald Gardens and Chatham. The charge for the committee is to examine and research the viability for the library and archives at CSU and the impact it would have for the Far South Side of Chicago as well as write the proposal to be submitted to the Barack H. Obama Foundation.
Who is on the committee?
Chair, Emil Jones
Chicago State University
|Dr. John Agada||Dr. Deborah Lynch|
|Dr. Brenda Aghahowa||Dr. Karen Martinson|
|Tarshel Beards||Lisa Medlock, Student|
|Dr. Kimberly Black-Parker||Dr. Farah Muscadin|
|The Honorable Bernetta Bush||Lewis Myers, Jr., Esq.|
|Dr. Paula Carney||Dr. Mohammad Newaz|
|Dr. Richard Darga||Marilyn Olson|
|Fernando Diaz||Marian E. Perkins, Esq.|
|Robert Douglas, Alumni||Dr. Thomas Rowan III|
|Aaron Garel II, Student||DeWitt Scott|
|Cassandra Goodrum-Burton, Esq.||Dr. Yan Searcy|
|Dr. Kelly Harris||Alva Smith, Alumni|
|Aaisha Haykal||Charlene Snelling|
|Dian Hoover||Gabrielle Toth|
|Tiffany Hope||Dr. Cheryl A. Utley|
|Monique Horton||Dr. Cynthia Valenciano|
|Dr. Lionel Kimble||Paula Williams, Alumni|
|Sabrina Land||Thomas Wogan|
Chicago State University Foundation
Salim Al Nurridin, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of the Healthcare Consortium of Illinois
Philip Cusic, Pastor at New Life Christian Ministries of Greater Chicago
Priscilla Coatney, William Leonard Public Library District-Library Administrator
Marsha Cherry-Reformation Lutheran Church-Chicago
Debra Davis, William Leonard Public Library District
Tiffany Hightower-Developing Communities Project, Inc.
Juanita James-former CSU Librarian
John Paul Jones, President of Sustainable Englewood Initiatives
Tom Shepherd- Historic Pullman
Alana Smith, Research Coordinator in the Office of Community Health for the Healthcare Consortium of Illinois
Rev. Joel Washington-Reformation Lutheran Church-Chicago
BARACK H. OBAMA FOUNDATION PROCESS
What is the process for making a decision about the location of the Obama Presidential Library?
On January 31, 2014, the Barack H. Obama Foundation was established to oversee planning for President Obama’s future presidential library. In an announcement the Foundation wrote, “In February, the Foundation will release a Request for Qualifications (RFQ), which will solicit interest and enumerate the core elements and criteria for the site selection process. In May, the Foundation will issue a Request for Proposals (RFP) to the most competitive entities, requesting comprehensive proposals for evaluation. The Foundation expects to reach a decision and select a site in early 2015.” Visit the Foundation website.
On March 20, 2014 the Foundation released the RFQ to the public.