Eddie Williams

Northern Illinois University

A three-year-old FBI probe of Northern Illinois University is over, according to the school. But the FBI won’t confirm that. 

In March 2013, FBI agents searched NIU’s public safety building, removing boxes of records, but not revealing what they were looking for. It was believed to be focused on former police chief Don Grady and head of finance Eddie Williams.

Eddie Williams: Job History At NIU

May 20, 2013

Northern Illinois University Executive Vice President Eddie Williams has returned to the campus after nearly two months of paid leave.  Here is an overview of his employment history with NIU.  Information was provided to WNIJ through a Freedom of Information Act Request.

Williams Back At NIU; Not For Long

May 20, 2013

Northern Illinois University confirmed Dr. Eddie R. Williams has returned from a leave of absence, but his tenure is expected to be short-lived. Williams announced he will retire from NIU May 31, 2013.

According to a statement from NIU, outgoing NIU President John Peters lauded Williams's "experience and expertise" and said he "is highly respected for his budget expertise and his many contributions to university operations.”  

Federal Investigation Continues For NIU Administrator

May 14, 2013

It has been a little more than two months since Executive Vice President Eddie Williams was named in an FBI search warrant. 

NIU Promotes Nicklas

Mar 22, 2013

Northern Illinois University has announced another staffing move within the school's administration. The Board of Trustees has approved the appointment of Bill Nicklas as the Vice President for Public Safety and Community Relations.