It’s inauguration week at Northern Illinois University. Doug Baker will be welcomed as NIU’s 12th president in ceremonies throughout the week…even though he’s held the position for more than four months now.
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.
Northern Illinois University officials are preparing to announce who their next leader will be. Although school representatives are being cryptic about the announcement, it could come as early as this week.
The search for the next president of Northern Illinois University moves forward today… behind closed doors at its Naperville campus. The school’s Board of Trustees will meet with four finalists, whose identities have not been disclosed.
Nominations and applications are being accepted for the next president of Northern Illinois University. John Peters will step down at the end of June. Applications for his replacement will be accepted through February 15th.
Northern Illinois University employees received more than a traditional Thanksgiving greeting from their president in their inboxes this week: President John Peters also laid out a series of in-depth reviews the university is planning in response to several recent internal controversies.
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.