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Rain Wilson
November 20, 2023

Rain Wilson—playwright, spoken-word poet, activist, actor, and educator—has been named Aurora University’s inaugural artist-in-residence and interdisciplinary catalyst. Wilson’s artistic and educational work involves creating art for social justice and prompting dialogue...

Future Promise Fund
November 15, 2023

Aurora University has launched a new fund to support students who are the first in their family to attend college. The initiative, one of the first of the new president’s tenure, is named the Future Promise Fund and is tied to the theme of Dr. Susana Rivera-Mills’...

Sophomore Ximena Bermudez at the White House
November 14, 2023

Sophomore Ximena Bermudez took her first trip to Washington, D.C. as a proud representative of Aurora University’s first-generation college students. And she came back home “more motivated than ever” to pursue her education and give back to the community. The 19-year-old...

Education Student in Classroom
October 16, 2023

In an effort to help address the school leader shortage in Illinois, Aurora University launched the Alternative Principal Endorsement program in fall 2023. The program allows educators with a master’s degree to earn their principal endorsement in just one year through a unique combination...

Inauguration of President Rivera-Mills
September 29, 2023

Aurora University celebrated the inauguration of Susana Rivera-Mills, PhD, as the institution’s 14th president on Friday, September 29, with a ceremony on the Aurora campus attended by students, faculty, administrators, alumni, and community leaders. In her inaugural address, Rivera-Mills...