Dion reelected chairperson for Evansville-Vanderburgh County Human Relations Commission

Posted: Monday, February 4, 2019

Robert Dion, University of Evansville department chair for Law, Politics, and Society, was recently reelected as the chairperson for the Evansville - Vanderburgh County Human Relations Commission, the local civil rights agency.

Professor Dion has held this position since 2004, making him the longest-serving chair of any city or county civil rights commission in the state of Indiana. During that time, he has served as an appointee of the city government and of the county government and has been named to his post by officeholders of both political parties.

The Human Relations Commission has been in Evansville since 1948, and it became part of county government in the 1980s. Among its duties are the investigation and resolution of discrimination complaints and the promotion of harmonious community relations.

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