Lauren L. Adams
Position title: Black Cultural Center, Program Coordinator
Lauren Adams (she/her/hers) serves as the Program Coordinator for the Black Cultural Center (BCC). In this role, Lauren oversees outreach, programming, assessment, and the daily operations of the BCC. As a Chicago native, Lauren attended Loyola University Chicago where she earned her Bachelor’s of Arts in Women’s Studies Gender Studies and minored in Education Policy Studies. Lauren is also a graduate of Michigan State University’s Student Affairs Administration program where she earned a Master’s degree, as well as a certificate in Teaching and Learning in Post-Secondary Education.
Lauren brings with her experiences in teaching, residence life, and working with retention-based programming for first-generation, working class, and Students of Color. Considering herself a scholar practitioner, Lauren serves on the NASPA Journal of Women and Gender in Higher Education. Additionally, she has presented at national conferences and published work on the experiences of Black women and gender queer undergraduates of Predominantly White Institutions (PWIs). Lauren is committed to creating a space in the BCC where Black students can show up as their full authentic selves and be supported in aspects of their development.