State of the University http://northernpublicradio.org en Dr. Peters Helped Build NIU Through Dedication http://northernpublicradio.org/post/dr-peters-helped-build-niu-through-dedication <p>The son of first-generation immigrants from Eastern Europe, John Peters grew up understanding the importance of hard work and the value of education. The core values of dedication, family and sacrifice, which he learned on a small dairy farm in Strongsville, Ohio, helped prepare him to meet the challenges and changes of leading a 21<sup>st</sup> century university, a position he has held since 2000.</p> Fri, 12 Oct 2012 10:08:33 +0000 Jane Denison Furness 19707 at http://northernpublicradio.org Dr. Peters Helped Build NIU Through Dedication Dr. Peters Will Leave NIU In June 2013 http://northernpublicradio.org/post/dr-peters-will-leave-niu-june-2013 <p>Dr. John G. Peters&nbsp;will step down as president of Northern Illinois University effective with the end of the current academic year. Peters announced his&nbsp;plans during this afternoon's State of the University address.</p><p>The&nbsp; respected political scientist became the 11th president of NIU in June 2000.</p><p> Thu, 11 Oct 2012 20:50:25 +0000 WNIJ 19708 at http://northernpublicradio.org Dr. Peters Will Leave NIU In June 2013