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Company Overview of Northern Illinois University

Company Overview

Northern Illinois University is an educational institution that offers undergraduate majors, undergraduate minors, emphases, pre-professional programs, graduate programs and specialization programs. The institution was formerly known as Northern Illinois State Teachers College and changed its name to Northern Illinois University in 1921. Northern Illinois University was founded in 1895 and is based in DeKalb, Illinois.

1425 West Lincoln Highway

DeKalb, IL 60115-2828

United States

Founded in 1895





Key Executives for Northern Illinois University

Executive Vice President and Provost
Interim Director of Honors Program
Vice Provost
Dean of the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

Northern Illinois University Key Developments

Northern Illinois University Appoints Christian Spears as Director of Athletics, Beginning April 15, 2013

Christian Spears will serve as acting director of Northern Illinois University Athletics beginning April 15, 2013. Spears joined the Athletics executive administrative team in April 2009, coming from Southern Illinois University. Promoted from senior associate athletics director to deputy director of Athletics in August 2012, Spears will step up to lead Huskie Athletics following the departure of Jeff Compher to East Carolina University. He has overseen many of Huskie Athletics' administrative units, including academic support services, compliance, life skills, strength and conditioning, football operations and equipment. Under his guidance, Northern Illinois ranks among the national leaders in Academic Progress Rate (APR) and Graduation Success Rate (GSR). He has been involved in hiring coaches and staff and is the sport administrator for women's cross country, women's soccer, men's tennis, women's track & field and wrestling.

Northern Illinois University Appoints Steven Cunningham as Acting Chief of Operations and Executive Vice President of Finance & Facilities

Northern Illinois University president John G. Peters announced that Dr. Steven Cunningham, vice president of administration and human resource services, will serve as acting chief of operations and executive vice president of Finance & Facilities. It was announced that Dr. Eddie Williams will take a leave of absence from his university duties.

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