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Title:Northern Illinois University, Board of Trustees
Contact Name:Kathy Buettner
Contact Title:Vice-President for University Relations, Northern Illinois University
Contact Phone:815-753-9504
Function:The Board of Trustees operates, manages, controls, and maintains the University in accordance with powers and duties now or hereinafter vested by law in that board.
Term:6 years, from the 3rd Monday in January of odd numbered years, and until successor is appointed and qualified
Senate Confirmation:Yes
Party Affiliation:Yes, no more than 4 from the same political party
Qualifications:No member of board shall hold or be employed in or appointed to any office or place under authority of board, nor be an employee of state or federal government.Member must be resident of IL.
Composition:8 members - 7 members appointed by Governor with advice and consent of the Senate - 1 voting student member who is a student at Northern Illinois University Student shall serve a term of 1 year beginning July 1 of each year Ex-Officio Treasurer – member of NIU staff to be Board Treasurer
Chair:Elected by the Board
Authority:110 ILCS 685

 Member Names

Name (Last, First)Term ExpiresMember SinceAffiliationAppointed ByPositionTitleCounty
Barsema, Dennis1/16/20231/23/2017RepublicanGovernorVice ChairCook
Butler, John R.1/21/20191/1/2007DemocratGovernorSecretaryCook
Coleman, Wheeler G.1/21/201912/16/2011DemocratGovernorChairCook
Hays, Nathan6/30/20197/1/2018Student Body VoteMember, Voting Student TrusteeNone
Herrero, Veronica1/16/20231/23/2017DemocratGovernorMemberCook
Pritchard, Robert1/21/20197/1/2018RepublicanGovernorMemberNone
Struthers, Timothy1/16/20239/28/2015RepublicanGovernorMemberDeKalb
Wasowicz, Eric1/16/20231/23/2017RepublicanGovernorMemberCook