Sharon L. Dowen, who worked at NIU in Internal Audit from 1983 to 2008 and retired as director of that operation, died May 6 in DeKalb. She was 70.
Dowen received an Outstanding Service Award from the Operating Staff Council in 2008. She also was one of NIU’s 25 Amazing Women in 2006 when the Presidential Commission on the Status of Women celebrated its 25th anniversary.
She also was a member of the Lifelong Learning Institute and convener of its well-loved book discussion study groups.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, May 12, at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 900 Normal Road in DeKalb.