Campus-wide town hall set for September 2

NIU President Doug Baker
NIU President Doug Baker

NIU President Doug Baker invites the entire campus community to participate in an all-campus town hall meeting Wednesday, Sept. 2, at the Holmes Student Center’s Carl Sandburg Auditorium.

The meeting is scheduled for 1:30 to 3 p.m. and is an opportunity for university faculty and staff to engage in a conversation about important university issues and initiatives.

Among the topics to be discussed at the town hall will be budget and fiscal sustainability and strategic initiatives associated with NIU’s student recruitment and retention efforts.

Joining President Baker as part of a panel discussion will be vice president for operations and finance Al Phillips, vice president for Student Affairs and Enrollment Management Eric Weldy and director of Undergraduate Admissions Dani Rollins.

The campus community is also invited to submit suggestions for additional topics for discussion during the fall town hall. Faculty and staff can submit topic suggestions via an online form.

Faculty and staff representatives may be added to the town hall discussion panel based on the most common submitted topics to the online form. President Baker will lead the panel discussion and address as many questions as possible from faculty and staff about issues that are of interest to the campus community.

Past town hall meetings have address items of critical importance to the NIU campus community as well as answer questions regarding a variety of topics affecting the university. The Sept. 2 town hall meeting is part of a continued commitment to keep NIU stakeholders informed of key university initiatives.

In keeping with the importance of this event, the university has authorized release time for employee attendance at this event, including hourly Operating Staff, subject to operational requirements. Supervisors have been asked to facilitate participation for those planning to attend.

For faculty and staff unable to attend the event in person, the town hall meetings will be streamed online through NIU Today and on digital Channel 20.1 on the campus cable television system.

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