Board of Trustees
Northern is governed by the Board of Trustees of Northern Illinois University, established in January 1996, by an act of the Illinois General Assembly. Seven voting members, appointed by the governor, serve six-year terms. One voting student, elected by the NIU student body, serves a one-year term.
Douglas D. Baker named NIU president (4/2/13)
Governor reappoints three NIU trustees (1/18/13)