The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, & Questioning Programs & Services Office was created in the summer of 2013. As part of the Office of Student Affairs, we are committed to offering programs and services to increase visibility, awareness, and advocacy for the LGBTQ students, staff, and faculty at Northern Kentucky University.
We are located in the Student Union, Suite 309 with the African American Programs & Services, Disability Programs & Services, Latino Programs & Services Offices, and Norse Violence and Prevention Center.
Bonnie Meyer is the first Director of LGBTQ Programs & Services. Prior to coming to NKU, she was a graduate student at Miami University where she is currently completing her doctoral work in the Department of Educational Leadership, with a graduate certificate in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies. Her dissertation study examines the experiences of LGBTQ identified public school teachers in Kentucky, and how living and teaching in a state where there are no statewide protections for LGBTQ individuals impacts their public and personal lives. She also holds a Bachelor of Science in Integrated English Language Arts Education and a Master of Arts in Teaching English, both from Miami University.
Bonnie has more than ten years teaching experience, six of which were at Miami University. She is passionate about working with students and working to improve climate for LGBTQ individuals. She believes strongly that in order to improve one’s community, it’s important to be involved in the community. Because of this, she has served on numerous community organizations and initiatives at the local and state level. She is currently the president of Northern Kentucky Pride and is on the Board of Directors for the Center for Great Neighborhoods in Covington.
Bonnie resides in Covington with her partner, Katie, and their two beagles. She also has two teenagers.
Phone: (859) 572 - 6684
Fax: (859) 572 - 6161
A Texas native, Rachel earned a B.A. in Theatre from Carthage College in Kenosha, WI and her M.A. in Higher Education Leadership from Siena Heights University in Adrian, MI where she spent four years working in undergraduate admissions. Rachel has spent the last several years as a leader in LGBTQ education and feels the most impassioned when she is serving, leading and advocating on behalf of LGBTQ and ally communities. She believes in kindness always, and that education can change lives. When not in her office, you might find her outside in the sunshine, reading a book or three, or spending time with friends and family.
Rachel lives in Covington with her two cats, Alice and Steve.
Phone: (859) 572-1418