Nick Bates

Nick Bates

Director

Born and raised in Chicago, Nick attended Southern Illinois University Carbondale, where he received a bachelor’s degree in Criminology and Criminal Justice and a Master’s in Higher Education. Nick comes to BU with both teaching experience in gender and sexuality studies, along with Residence Life experience. He has a vested interest in working with people to develop programs and strategies to reshape socialized perceptions of race, ethnicity, gender and sexuality while fostering an environment for healthy identity development. Nick provides oversight over the operations and content of the HTC. Nick has committed himself to thoroughly reading Thurman and finding ways to help members of the community develop a relationship with the work of Howard and Sue Bailey Thurman.