773.702.8837 kenyatta@uchicago.edu


Kenyatta Tatum Futterman

Youth Program Coordinator


Kenyatta Tatum Futterman began working as the inaugural Youth Program Coordinator in November 2015.  Kenyatta serves as the focal point for promoting and ensuring compliance with the University’s policies and procedures relating to minors on campus and in University programs. She is responsible for monitoring the effectiveness of these policies; providing support and education to leaders and faculty, academic appointees, postdoctoral researchers, staff, student employees, and volunteers of youth-serving programs; maintaining the inventory of such programs; and generally serving as a University-wide resource on matters relating to the protection of minors associated with the University. Kenyatta also coordinates efforts to promote the well-being of minors in University-affiliated programs and serves as an access point to the University for minors and their parents. Kenyatta is a member of the Office of Risk Management department.

Kenyatta joined the University in 2010, and served as an Academic Adviser in the Office of the Dean of Students in the College and a Sexual Assault Dean on Call. She has also served as a Cook County Public Guardian where she represented children in abuse, neglect, and dependency trials; an Assistant Federal Defender in Northern Illinois; and has had her own law practice where she worked on cases related to family law, federal and state criminal matters, and employment. Kenyatta earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from Spelman College and a Juris Doctor from DePaul University.

Kenyatta can be reached at:

Levi Hall
5801 South Ellis
Third Floor North
Chicago, Illinois 60637



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