Commissioners

The United States Commission on Civil Rights is composed of eight Commissioners: four appointed by the President and four by Congress. Not more than four members shall at any one time be of the same political party.

The President also designates the Chairperson and Vice Chairperson from among the Commission's members with the concurrence of a majority of the Commission's members.

The Commissioners serve 6-year terms. No Senate confirmation is required. The President may remove a member of the Commission only for neglect of duty or malfeasance in office. Two Presidential Appointments are currently vacant.

 

Presidential Appointees

Patricia Timmons-Goodson (Acting Chair)
Associate Justice (Retired) Supreme Court of North Carolina
Fayetteville, North Carolina
POLITICAL AFFILIATION: INDEPENDENT

Karen K. Narasaki
Independent Civil and Human Rights Consultant
Washington, DC
POLITICAL AFFILIATION: INDEPENDENT

   Updated: December 07, 2016