The Hendricks family (seated Mrs. Hendricks, standing (left to right) Leon J. Hendricks, Dr. Leon Hendricks,  and Lynette Hendricks-Helm.

The Hendricks family (seated Mrs. Hendricks, standing (left to right) Leon J. Hendricks,
Dr. Leon Hendricks, and Lynette Hendricks-Helm.

The Hendricks family defines what a legacy is at Chicago State University (CSU). This Chicago family is firmly established in Chicago and attributes their Chicago State University experiences to shaping their view on the world and commitment to the Chicagoland community.

Dr. Leon Hendricks graduated from Chicago State University in 1965 and began working at CSU in 2002 were he retired in 2012. For over 40 years, Dr. Hendricks championed the causes of the underserved, at-risk youth and fought for the education of all. During his career, he taught all levels of education with the highest quality and passion for his students. His legacy lives on in his family, who are a myriad of educators and social service workers who ensure that excellence in education is available to all who desire it. Dr. Hendricks passed away on November 4, 2015.

In addition to Dr. Hendricks being a proud alumnus of Chicago State University, Dr. Hendricks mother-in-law Sue Verrett ’86, sister-in-law Nataleen Colmen ’93, and daughter Lynette Hendricks-Helm ’12 are all proud graduates of Chicago State University and the legacy in which they carry.