University Legal Services

Kari Larkin

Senior Contracts Administrator

Kari Larkin Kari provides full administration of the diverse and complex contracts operations in association with the transactional attorneys of our office. Coordination, tracking, problem resolution, reporting, and document management throughout the State procurement requirements, University departments, administrative and vendor execution, which together enables compliance of contracts in excess of $100 million dollars annually.  

Professional History

After four years of intercollegiate college softball and basketball and a degree in Marketing, Kari garnered extensive sales experience with OfficeMax and banking experience at First Federal Savings Bank and National Bank of Earlville before coming to NIU in 2006.

Kari first worked as a secretary in Mathematical Sciences Department before joining the Office of General Counsel in 2007.


  • A.S. Business Administration, Kishwaukee College, Malta, IL.
  • B.S. Marketing, Colorado Christian University, Lakewood, Colorado.