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Trustees to vote on school budget

By Northern Star staff | September 17, 2015

The Board of Trustees will meet to vote on a proposed $388 million budget today.The Board of Trustees Finance, Facilities and Operations Committee approved the budget in a Aug. 27 committee meeting, according to a Sept. 1 Northern Star article. The proposed...

Phillips, Squires join Baker VPs

By Northern Star staff | March 15, 2015

Al Phillips and Catherine Squires have been officially added to NIU President Doug Baker’s cabinet following a Thursday Board of Trustees vote.Phillips is the chief financial officer and vice president of Administration and Finance and Squires is the...

NIU President John Peters speaks at a past Board of Trustees meeting.

Changes to employee health care, pensions are certain, Peters says

By Kyla Gardner | March 24, 2011

DeKALB | NIU President John Peters said the funding of next year’s budget, along with the employee health care and pension programs, is unsure. But it doesn’t look good. “The state remains in dire financial strait,” Peters said to the Board of...

NIU President John Peters speaks at a past Board of Trustees meeting.

BOT approves new legal counsel, receives report on large expenses

By Kyla Gardner | March 24, 2011

The Board of Trustees also reviewed the following items: - Jerry Blakemore will be the next vice president of University Legal Services and general counsel. He will take the position on April 1 and is filling the vacancy left by Kenneth Davidson, who...

NIU President John Peters speaks at a past Board of Trustees meeting.

Deferred maintenance to electrical system proves costly

By Kyla Gardner | March 24, 2011

DeKALB | During the 2010-2011 school year so far, NIU experienced several instances of power failure and Internet disconnection across campus. At a meeting Thursday morning, the Board of Trustees approved funding for measures that have helped or will...

BOT inducts student trustee, discusses modern libraries

By Katie Zak | August 26, 2010

DeKALB | The Board of Trustees held committee meetings Thursday morning. The meeting began with the induction of Robert Sorsby as the BOT’s new student trustee. Sorsby, former Student Association president, officially began his roll as student trustee...

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