Interview
4:33 am
Wed April 3, 2013

Next President Baker Has Big Plans For NIU

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.

Doug Baker and Dana Stover
Credit Media Services / NIU

WNIJ's Susan Stephens speaks with incoming NIU President Baker and First Lady Stover about plans for the university, guns on campus, and midwestern roots.
NIU's 12th President Doug Baker and Dana Stover listen as Board of Trustees chair Cherilyn Murer introduces them to the reception crowd at Altgeld Hall.
Credit Susan Stephens / WNIJ