The Northern Illinois University Board of Trustees could take another vote next week regarding Doug Baker's Presidential Transition Agreement.
A judge ruled last month that the university violated the Open Meetings Act when it approved Baker’s deal this summer soon after he announced his resignation.
DeKalb resident Misty Haji-Sheikh filed the lawsuit and could be entitled to having her legal fees covered. That decision will be made early next year.
Haji-Sheikh says the Board of Trustees had the opportunity to be more transparent with the public and re-take the vote prior to her legal action.
"They chose not to do that and thus ended up in court, Haji-Sheikh said. "We gave them a remedy from the very beginning that they chose not to take.”
The total package was worth more than $600,000.
Trustees meet next Thursday and could take a new vote on a similar deal for Baker. The meeting will be open to the public.