NIU welcomed Douglas D. Baker last summer as the university’s 12th president.
Since then, the NIU community has enjoyed getting to know President Baker and First Lady Dana Stover.
This spring and summer, President Baker will hit the road to get acquainted with NIU alumni and friends across the nation.
He will share his strategic vision for the university, including the important role alumni can play in ensuring Student Career Success. Visitors also will learn more about his vision and the pillars of his administration.
Alumni will join President Baker at exciting events across the country, including a reception in San Francisco’s historic Ghirardelli Square and a tour of the Victory Ship in Tampa, one of only four fully operational World War II ships in the United States.
President Baker Welcome Tour Dates and Information*
To register for a welcome tour event, click on the link below. More details will be posted as they become available.
San Francisco: Friday, Jan. 31
Alumni will join President Baker at exciting events across the country, including a reception in San Francisco’s historic Ghirardelli Square and a dinner at the Maritime Museum of San Diego.
San Diego: Saturday, Feb. 1
Join us at the Maritime Museum to dine on the Berkeley, a 115-year-old ferryboat.
Chicago: Thursday, Feb. 20
The NIU Executive Leadership Forum invites northern Illinois leaders and business people to a conference on “Lessons in Leading Today,” which will focus on leadership, gaining ground in a global economy, and achieving competitive positioning.
Mesa, Arizona: Friday, March 14
Watch a Cubs game at the new spring training park!
New York: Thursday, May 1
More details coming soon!
Wheaton, Ill.: Monday, May 19
Our fourth annual golf outing will be held at Cantigny Park in Wheaton, Illinois. Registration will be available by Saturday, Feb. 1.
Seattle: Friday, June 20
Spend a night out on a private cruise with an open bar and a dinner buffet from an award-winning chef while taking in a panoramic view of the harbor.
*It is the intention of President Baker to attend the events listed here; however, if unforeseen circumstances prevent his presence, the event will go on.
For more information, call (815) 753-1452 or email [email protected].