November 16, 2015

Kenyatta Tatum Futterman Named Youth Program Coordinator

Kenyatta L. Tatum Futterman has been appointed to the new position of Youth Program Coordinator within the Department of Safety & Security's Risk Management unit.

In this important new role, Kenyatta will serve as the focal point for promoting compliance with the University’s policies and procedures relating to minors on campus and in University programs. She will be responsible for monitoring the effectiveness of these policies; providing support and guidance to leaders and faculty, academic appointees, postdoctoral researchers, staff, student employees, and volunteers of youth-serving programs; maintaining the inventory of such programs; and generally serving as a University-wide resource on matters relating to the protection of minors associated with the University. Kenyatta will also coordinate efforts to promote the well-being of minors in University-affiliated programs and serve as an access point to the University for minors and their parents.

Kenyatta joined the University in 2010, and most recently served as an Academic Adviser in the Office of the Dean of Students in the College and a Sexual Assault Dean on Call. She has also served as a Cook County Public Guardian where she represented children in abuse, neglect, and dependency trials; an Assistant Federal Defender in Northern Illinois; and has had her own law practice where she worked on cases related to family law, federal and state criminal matters, and employment. Kenyatta earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from Spelman College and a Juris Doctor from DePaul University.

Kenyatta will report to the Director of Risk Management (Courtney Davis) within the Department of Safety & Security.