Dr. John Peters

The Cole Hall Shootings
4:00 am
Thu February 14, 2013

NIU Remembers, Five Years Later

Cole Hall, five years later.
Credit Northern Illinois University

It was five years ago today that five Northern Illinois University students were murdered in a crowded classroom. 

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4:08 am
Fri November 9, 2012

NIU Forms Presidential Search Committee

Search Committee Co-Chairs Robert Boey and Alan Rosenbaum
Credit NIU Today

The Northern Illinois University Board of Trustees has approved a 28-person Presidential Search Advisory Committee. President John G. Peters announced during his State of the University Address that he will step aside June 30, 2013.

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The State of Northern Illinois University
5:08 am
Fri October 12, 2012

Dr. Peters Helped Build NIU Through Dedication

Dr. John G. Peters with NIU Huskie state on campus
NIU Media Relations

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 21st century university, a position he has held since 2000.

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The State of Northern Illinois University
3:50 pm
Thu October 11, 2012

Dr. Peters Will Leave NIU In June 2013

Dr. John G. Peters, 11th President of Northern Illinois University
NIU Media Services

Dr. John G. Peters will step down as president of Northern Illinois University effective with the end of the current academic year. Peters announced his plans during this afternoon's State of the University address.

The  respected political scientist became the 11th president of NIU in June 2000.

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