Presidential search http://northernpublicradio.org en Next President Baker Has Big Plans For NIU http://northernpublicradio.org/post/next-president-baker-has-big-plans-niu <p></p><p>Enthusiasm ran high on the campus of Northern Illinois University yesterday as the public met the school’s next president for the first time. The Board of Trustees hired 57-year-old Doug Baker from the University of Idaho to lead the school beginning July First.</p><p> Wed, 03 Apr 2013 09:33:25 +0000 Susan Stephens 27793 at http://northernpublicradio.org Next President Baker Has Big Plans For NIU Idaho VP/Provost Will Lead NIU http://northernpublicradio.org/post/idaho-vpprovost-will-lead-niu <p>Douglas D. Baker, Provost and Executive Vice President at the <a href="http://www.uidaho.edu/">University of Idaho</a>, has been selected as the twelfth president of Northern Illinois University.</p><p>An award-winning professor of business and scholar of management and leadership in higher education, Baker, 57, will assume the presidency on July 1.</p><p>NIU’s <a href="http://www.niu.edu/board/">Board of Trustees</a> voted Tuesday to hire the 57-year-old Baker, an expert in organizational strategy, structure and motivation.</p><p> Tue, 02 Apr 2013 18:57:07 +0000 WNIJ 27771 at http://northernpublicradio.org Idaho VP/Provost Will Lead NIU NIU's Next President Announced Soon http://northernpublicradio.org/post/nius-next-president-announced-soon <p></p><p>Northern Illinois University officials are preparing to announce who their next leader will be. Although school representatives are being cryptic about the announcement, it could come as early as this week.</p><p></p><p> Fri, 29 Mar 2013 22:34:48 +0000 Susan Stephens 27634 at http://northernpublicradio.org NIU's Next President Announced Soon