Northern Star

Dividing VP role will increase productivity

Northern Star Editorial Board

November 3, 2014

NIU is taking an important step in cutting the costs of administrative positions by disassembling the job of retiring vice president Bill Nicklas.As vice president of Operations and Community Relations, Nicklas oversaw the NIU Police Department, human resources and community relations and acted as a liaiso...

Baker change could lead to future abuses

Northern Star Editorial Board

March 3, 2014

NIU President Doug Baker made some bold and slightly worrisome administrative announcements Friday.The Editorial Board applauds Baker’s efforts to clean up inefficiencies and save money; however, the consolidation of duties under Bill Nicklas, vice president for Operations and Community Relations, poses some ...

Nicklas named VP of public safety and community relations

Bill Nicklas

Jessi Haish

March 22, 2013

Bill Nicklas was appointed to the position of vice president for public safety and community relations by the University Board of Trustees Thursday. This position has not officially existed before. Nicklas was named acting director of public safety in November. In his previous roles, he was paid abou...