Top 25 of 2012: President Peters to step down

Longtime leader will depart in June 2013

As 2012 draws to a close, NIU Today is offering a look back at 25 of the top stories from the year.

No. 2

During his State of the University address in October, John G. Peters announced that he will step down as president of Northern Illinois in June of 2013.

NIU President John G. Peters delivers his 2012 State of the University Address.

NIU President John G. Peters delivers his 2012 State of the University Address.

When he departs, Peters will leave behind a dramatically different university than he found upon his arrival 13 years ago. During his time on campus the university added several new buildings, dramatically increased private giving, revitalized its housing stock and took other significant steps towards attaining Peters’ goal of becoming the most student centered public research university in the Midwest.

Details of the announcement, and a recap of Peters’ career can be found here.

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