April is one of the most energetic and enthusiastic individuals I have encountered in my eight years at NIU. She is passionate about doing right in promoting NIU and the extensive programs that it offers as complete package to potential corporate sponsors. Rather than looking at connections in a solitary manner–this could benefit one college or program over another, she seeks to find a universal case for positioning NIU as a package of programs that can benefit alignment and partnership with corporate entities. She gets that NIU is not a series of individual programs, but an institution of the future with linkages and partnerships throughout the system. Thank you for your passion, your dedication, and your vision.