Rauner appointed Dennis Barsema to Northern Illinois University’s Board of Trustees.
Barsema is the president and CEO of Redback Networks. His past roles include being president and CEO of Onetta, Inc.
Barsema is a graduate of Northern Illinois University and has two buildings named after him on campus.
Rauner also appointed Eric Wasowicz to the Board of Trustees. Wasowicz is an alumni and instructor at NIU.