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Northern Illinois UniversityNorthern Illinois University

Donna Mann, SPHR

email DonnaDirector, Credentialing Programs

Phone: (815) 732-6249




Donna came to Northern Illinois University in 2000 as the Program Director for Human Resources Education.  Since that time she has held positions as Asst. Director of Human Resources for NIU Outreach and currently serves as the Director of Credentialing Programs.  She is responsible for the development and administration of University Outreach non-credit professional development programs. Under Donna’s leadership, the educational programs offered by Northern IL University have evidenced substantial growth and received numerous national awards for program excellence.  Programs currently serve professionals in industry fields of human resources, facility management, internal audit, management accounting, LEED and sustainability initiatives.  

Prior to coming to NIU, Donna was a Regional Community & Leadership Development Educator with the University of Illinois.  She retired with 27 years experience to form her own consulting firm providing services to the Illinois Department of Commerce and Community Affairs, Illinois Bureau of Tourism, Honeywell International Corporation, local Chambers of Commerce, and several other organizations and agencies.