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Blakemore elected NACUA secretary

Jerry Blakemore
Northern Illinois University vice president and general counsel Jerry D. Blakemore has been elected secretary of the National Association of College and University Attorneys (NACUA), which is charged with advancing the effective practice of higher education attorneys for the benefit of the colleges and universities they serve. Blakemore will serve a three-year term that expires…

Committee to explore pension solution

Illinois State Capitol building in Springfield. Photo courtesy Illinois Board of Tourism.
Governor Pat Quinn called for a special session of the General Assembly in Springfield on June 19, 2013 for the intended purpose of addressing Illinois’ growing unfunded pension liability, an issue that was left unresolved when the Spring Session adjourned on May 31.  Since that time, several national credit ratings agencies have further downgraded Illinois’…

Peters granted president emeritus status

NIU President John G. Peters delivers his 2012 State of the University Address.
The Northern Illinois University Board of Trustees, in issuing a proclamation at the start of its June 20 business meeting, conferred John G. Peters with status as president emeritus, effective July 1. Known as the students’ president, Peters has led the university over the past 13 years. “NIU and its Board of Trustees have benefitted tremendously from…

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