Cherilyn G. Murer - NIU - Board of Trustees

Cherilyn G. MurerCherilyn G. Murer

Term Expires:  January 16, 2017

Fourth Member of the Executive Committee
Chair - Legislative Affairs, Research and Innovation Committee
Member - Academic Affairs, Student Affairs and Personnel Committee
Member - Compliance, Audit, Risk Management and Legal Affairs Committee
Member - Finance, Facilities and Operations Committee


Office Address:

 Murer Consultants, Inc.
 58 North Chicago Street, 7th Fl.
 Joliet, Illinois 60432

 Professional Experience:

  • President and CEO (current)
    Murer Group, Joliet, Illinois
  • Director of Rehabilitation Medicine
    Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Chicago, Illinois
  • Clinical Assistant Professor of Law
    University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine


  • J.D., Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, Illinois

 Awards/Honors and Public Service:

  • Board of Trustees, Northern Illinois University (2005-present)
  • Northern Illinois University Foundation Board of Directors
  • 2010 Northern Illinois University Distinguished Alumni of the Year Award
  • Induction into Chicago Entrepreneurship Hall of Fame - February 2010
  • Northern Illinois Proton Therapy and Research Center (NIPTRC) Founding Member
  • Board of Managers - Chair NIPTRC (2009-present)
  • Chair, Board of Trustees, Northern Illinois University (2007-09)
  • Development Committee Chair, NIU Foundation Board of Directors
  • Northern Illinois University College of Law Steering Committee
  • Northern Illinois University College of Law Board of Visitors (2002-present)
  • 2003 NIU College of Law Distinguished Alumni Award
  • Adjunct faculty member, NIU College of Business Mastery Certificate for Health Care Professionals
  • National Advisory Board on Population Base Case Management, Oregon Health Sciences University
  • Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities International Advisory Committee
  • Mother Gerard Phelan Gold Medal Award, Marymount University


  • “The Case Management Sourcebook,” McGraw Hill (1997)
  • “Post Acute Care Reimbursement Manual-A Financial and Legal Guide,” McGraw Hill and HFMA (1997)
  • “Compliance Audits and Plans for Healthcare,” McGraw-Hill (1998)
  • “Healthcare Records Management,” McGraw-Hill (2000)
  • “Understanding Provider-Based Status,” Commerce Clearing House, Inc. (2003)