Robert Albanese

Coffee Fund
9:41 am
Mon March 25, 2013

Charges Dropped Against Another NIU Employee

Credit Susan Stephens

DeKalb County State’s Attorney Richard Schmack has dismissed all charges against Susan Zahm in connection to the ‘NIU Coffee Fund’ case.

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NIU Coffee Fund
12:11 pm
Tue March 19, 2013

Albanese Pleads Guilty In Coffee Fund Case

Credit Susan Stephens / WNIJ

A former NIU administrator has pleaded guilty in connection with the recent coffee-fund investigation. Robert Albanese has struck a deal with prosecutors.

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NIU shakeup
5:10 pm
Fri August 17, 2012

Departed NIU officials could face more consequences

Two Northern Illinois University administrators who abruptly resigned last month could be subject to further consequences despite termination agreements with NIU that put a stop to investigations pending at that time.

Robert Albanese, Associate Vice President for Facilities & Operations, submitted his resignation on July 19, effective July 31. John Gordon submitted his resignation as director of the NIU Convocation Center on July 20, effective immediately. 

In both cases, the university acknowledges that there were separate, independent allegations against Gordon and Albanese that were administratively investigated, and that the matter is subject to further investigation. 

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