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Dr. Vanessa Allen-McCloud
President & Chief Executive Officer
Urban League of Northwest Indiana, Inc.


Dr. Vanessa Allen-McCloud is a 1977 graduate of Horace Mann High School located in Gary, Indiana.  In 1986 she began taking evening classes while working full-time and raising two daughters. Over the next ten years, she earned an Associates of Arts in Sociology from Purdue Calumet, Bachelors of Science in Organizational Management from Calumet College, and Masters of Education with certification in Counseling and Personnel Services from Purdue University Calumet in 1996.  On November 17th, 2013 Vanessa completed all course requirements and earned her Doctorate in Educational Leadership at Argosy University located in Chicago, IL.

She has worked as an administrator at Purdue University Calumet, South Suburban College, and the Gary Community School Corporation. On January 15th, 2010, Dr. Allen-McCloud was appointed President and CEO of the Urban League of Northwest Indiana, which covers Lake, Porter, and LaPorte counties. Her accomplishments were educationally, professionally, and spiritually rewarding.

Vanessa serves on several national boards, supports civic and charitable endeavors, promotes education, life skills strategies, and career advancement. She is a choir member, praise team leader.  She is a Lifetime NAACP member, serves on the IUN Board of Advisors, member of the Horizon Bank Diversity Council, and a member of the National Negro Council of Women. She loves the Lord and gives Him the praise for all His many blessings. She and her husband Anthony have six children and twelve grandchildren.

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Urban League of Northwest Indiana, Inc.
3101 Broadway
Gary, IN 46409
(219) 887-9621  Telephone
(219) 887-0020  Fax
Email: info@urbanleagueofnwi.org


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