Prof. Baba-Singhri Elected Chairman of the Iowa Human Rights Commission

April 26, 2018

Professor Baba-Singhri, chairman of the Criminal Justice & Sociology Department at Grand View, has been elected Chairman of the Iowa Human Rights Commission on the Status of African Americans. He was appointed to the Commission by Governor Terry Branstadt of Iowa in 2016 to serve a 4-year term that will commence on May 1, 2018. He takes over from Clair Rudison. 

Baba-Singhri's focus will be to explore the most effective methods of addressing Institutional Human Rights violations such as in the areas of employment/economic eccess, education, juvenile/criminal justice system, freedom of speech, etc. He also plans to use his position and related experiences working with the Iowa Human Rights Commission and related organizations to continue to bring attention to global conflicts and terrorism that have observably contributed to grave human rights violations and security threats as seen in kidnappings of school girls in Nigeria, as well as human/sex trafficking, political persecutions, issues of internally displaced people/refugees, etc., while retarding human and societal development and progress.