Tiffany D. Miller has joined the NIU Office of General Counsel as associate general counsel.
Miller, who began Monday, May 14, replaces Laura Sala, who was promoted to senior associate counsel. Sala replaces Norden Gilbert, who retired in January.
Miller brings more than 14 years of experience as a transactional and compliance attorney, having recently served as vice president and senior counsel at Sears Holding Corp. in Hoffman Estates. She will focus on transactional matters, with particular responsibilities for matters related to construction, affiliation and research, intellectual property and compliance.
She also will join the Institutional Review Board.
Miller is a double graduate of Northwestern University, earning her juris doctorate there in 1997 and her bachelor’s degree in education and social policy in 1994. She also spent a year at Universite de Paris VII in Paris, France.
Reporting directly to the president and the Board of Trustees, the Office of General Counsel provides guidance and representation to NIU trustees, administrative officers, faculty, staff and employees regarding official university business and operations.
The Office of General Counsel assists the university in the areas of policy development and compliance, preparing and reviewing university contracts and direct representation or case management involving outside counsel from both the Illinois Attorney General’s Office and prestigious private firms.