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Tag: recruitment and retention
Vernese Edghill-Walden
It’s been a little over a month since Vernese Edghill-Walden joined Northern Illinois University as the first chief diversity officer and senior associate vice president for academic diversity. As the former provost and chief academic officer of the City Colleges of Chicago, Edghill-Walden has a wealth of higher education experience and is a recognized leader...
Go Huskies!
While enrollment at Northern Illinois University declined slightly this fall, the quality of students admitted improved as did retention rates for continuing students. The university’s official 10-day count showed an enrollment of 20,130 students. That is a decline of about 2.3 percent, the smallest dip in enrollment since 2010. “We are not where we want...
Abby Dean
Abby Dean might have just started as NIU’s director of University Marketing, but she begins with more than a decade of Huskie experience. “I am really excited to take this position and have the team that I have,” said Dean, who has worked for NIU since 2003 and took over the newly created director position...
Dani Rollins
Recruitment and retention took center stage Friday morning when nearly 150 NIU leaders gathered for President Doug Baker’s strategic plan implementation retreat. Participants, who ranged from department chairs and directors to deans and vice presidents, received a bird’s-eye view of NIU’s work to reverse declining enrollment and deal with diminished state funding. The first 60...