Organization of the University


The State of Illinois established the Board of Trustees for Northeastern Illinois University in January of 1996. The Board shall have all of the powers and duties specified in 110 ILCS §680/25-1, 1001 et seq.; 110 ILCS §615/14; and 110 ILCS §681/26-1, et seq. of the Illinois Revised Statutes. The Board composition by statute is 9 Illinois residents appointed by the Governor and 1 student elected by the student body. 

The President of the University is accountable to the Northeastern Illinois University Board of Trustees for the administration of the institution and has full power and responsibilities within the framework of board policies for the organization, management, direction, and supervision of the University. 

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José Rico, Chair

Marvin Garcia, Vice Chair

J. Todd Phillips, Secretary

Betty Fleurimond

Jorge Leon

Ann Kalayil

Michelle Morales

Paula Wolff

Edwin Medina, Student Trustee