Press Release - Monday, September 18, 2023
Gov. Pritzker Announces One Appointment to Boards and Commissions
Building on a strong team of diverse experts in their fields, Governor JB Pritzker announced the following appointment in his administration
Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority
Kendal Parker will serve as a Board Member of the Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority.* Parker is the Senior Director of Inclusive Engagement for UIC Advancement at the University of Illinois Chicago. He works with internal and external constituencies to maximize philanthropic capacity and support for the university's diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives. Parker previously served as the Director of the UIC CHANCE Program and has more than 20 years of experience developing and cultivating relationships, resulting in initiatives that help to advance equitable outcomes in academic and community settings. He serves on the Board of Directors for the Illinois Legislative Black Caucus Foundation, and is a member of the 100 Black men of Chicago, Inc, Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc, and the Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce- Emerging Leaders. Parker received his Bachelor of Science in Finance from Illinois State University and a Master of Arts in Instructional Leadership from the University of Illinois Chicago.
* Appointments pending confirmation by the Illinois Senate.