Outreach at 10: A Legacy of Engagement

With more than a decade at the helm of Northern Illinois University, President John Peters is widely credited with strong leadership in the face of relentless challenge.  Energized by a vision of NIU as the nation's premier regional public university, Peters created NIU's Division of Outreach, Engagement and Information Technologies. 

Ten years after its establishment, the division continues to focus on issues that define the future of our nation's third-largest metropolitan region:

  • Education reform
  • Workforce development
  • Healthcare
  • Broadband development
  • Community college partnerships
  • Economic development