Laura L. Alexander named SAVP for human resources

Laura L. Alexander
Laura L. Alexander

NIU has named Laura L. Alexander as the new senior associate vice president for Human Resources. She will begin April 1.

Alexander currently is senior director for Human Resources at the University of Illinois at Springfield, where she has been responsible for the administration and oversight of all HR services since 2013.

She also serves as the UIS liaison to the University of Illinois HR Leadership Team, the State of Illinois Higher Education Consortium on Human Capital and the State Civil Service System HR Director Advisory Committee.

At NIU, Alexander will work closely with the provost and other university leadership to develop and implement a comprehensive vision for Human Resources with a focus on bringing more efficient and effective service to the campus community.

Her previous experience in higher education includes HR leadership positions at the University of Wyoming, Plymouth State University in New Hampshire and Michigan Technological University. She holds an MBA from Plymouth State and a bachelor’s degree from Michigan Tech.

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