Bob Just is a first-year graduate student in the College Student Personnel program here at Western Illinois University. As part of his graduate experience, Bob holds a graduate assistantship in University Housing and Dining Services as an Assistant Complex Director for Graduate and Family Housing in addition to his role as the graduate assistant for Leadership Development and Orientation Programs. He earned his bachelor of science from the University of Vermont in 2011 in human development and family studies with a minor in business administration.
Bob's interest in diversity education and social justice began in his tenure at the University of Vermont through his involvement in Residential Life. The department hosted a number of diversity training modules and exercises that helped him understand the systems of oppression that exist in our society. Just was a participant in the Next Step Social Justice retreat at the University and went on to be accepted into the Social Justice Training Institute in the summer of 2010 where he engaged in dialogues around social justice with 60 students from across the country with the help of seasoned social justice educators like Rev. Dr. Jamie Washington and Samuel Offer.