Yordy Appointed to the Arizona State Advisory Committee to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights

Posted: Monday, May 1st 2017 at 9:38 AM

Eric D. Yordy, Northern Arizona University-The W. A. Franke College of Business associate professor of business law and ethics, has been appointed to the Arizona State Advisory Committee to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights. The federal commissioners appointed Yordy during their April 21, 2017 meeting to a four-year term.

State Advisory Committee members conduct reviews and produce reports and recommendations concerning local civil rights issues, including justice, voting, discrimination, housing, education, and other important themes. The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, by Congressional mandate, establishes committees in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. Appointees serve four-year terms and are not paid.

“It is an honor to be appointed to the Arizona State Advisory Committee to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights,” Yordy said.

Yordy has been at Northern Arizona University for 17 years, serving as assistant dean of Students over Judicial Affairs, director of New Student Programs, and associate dean of The W. A. Franke College of Business. He has served as faculty advisor to the Black Student Union as well as the Latter-day Saint Student Association. His research interests include ethics and constitutional law.


About the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights

Originally established by the Civil Rights Act of 1957, the federal commission is an independent, bipartisan agency charged with advising the president and Congress on civil rights matters and issuing an annual federal civil rights enforcement report. For information about the commission and its advisory committees, press HERE.



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