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Douglas D. Baker
Greetings from our nation’s capital.  Yesterday I was busy hosting NIU’s first-ever research roundtable, which highlighted the strength and quality of faculty and student research to our nation’s leaders. Thank you to our entire delegation of researchers, students, and administrators for making the day a success. It is our goal to become the most student-centered...
U.S. Capitol
Proton Computed Tomography. STEM education. Aerospace job creation. NIU’s significant accomplishments in advancing the creation and application of knowledge will move into the spotlight today in Washington, D.C., where federal lawmakers and their representatives will participate in the university’s first Research Roundtable. Led by President Doug Baker, Board of Trustees Chair John Butler and immediate...
Bakers entertain Orientation Leaders
Barely two weeks on the job, and just more than three days after moving trucks dropped off their worldly belongings, NIU President Doug Baker, and his wife Dana, played host to this summer’s team of NIU Orientation Leaders. Despite the less than ideal circumstances for entertaining, they weren’t about to allow a few unpacked boxes...
Northern Illinois University President Douglas Baker on Tuesday introduced Sean Frazier, a talented and proven leader whose emphasis on student-athlete academic and athletic success perfectly fits the philosophy Baker has laid out for NIU under his administration, as the Huskies’ new associate vice-president and director of Athletics. Baker called Frazier, “the best athletic director candidate...
Douglas D. Baker
NIU President Douglas D. Baker included the following message within today’s NIU Today news headlines to students, employees and annuitants. A similar message is being distributed to the university’s alumni base. As I walked across campus to and from meetings the past two weeks, I met many of our incoming students and their families as...
Douglas D. Baker
New NIU President Douglas D. Baker included the following message within today’s NIU Today news headlines to students and employees. A similar message was distributed to the university’s alumni base. As I begin my first official week as NIU’s 12th president, I have been meeting regularly with the leadership team at Northern Illinois University on...
Douglas D. Baker and Dana L. Stover
Today, I am excited to begin my time as Northern Illinois University’s 12th president and am proud to join the DeKalb community.
New NIU President Doug Baker films a video welcome message Thursday.
A week ago, Doug Baker set out on a cross-country journey on his Ducati motorcycle through breathtaking views, winding roads, endless hills of mountain country to the plains of Nebraska and Iowa. His goal: taking time to clear his head for the tasks awaiting him as NIU’s 12th president. But by early Monday morning – a...
The Northern Illinois University campus community is invited to attend Academic Convocation, a formal ceremony to officially welcome and celebrate incoming students. Join incoming president Douglas D. Baker for the 2013 Academic Convocation at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Aug. 23, at the NIU Convocation Center. In this important Welcome Days event, students will learn about the many...
U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin
U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) visited Northern Illinois University Wednesday with the aim of learning how the school has made serving veterans a priority through a range of academic, health and financial services. “A college diploma is a fundamental part of the American Dream, and no one deserves to see that dream fulfilled more than...
Douglas D. Baker and Dana L. Stover
Douglas D. Baker – an award-winning professor of business, proven high-level administrator and scholar of management and leadership in higher education – has been named the 12th president of Northern Illinois University. NIU’s Board of Trustees voted today to hire the 57-year-old Baker, whose appointment will be effective July 1. He currently serves as provost...
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