Office: CLB 180E
Delonte J. LeFlore assumed presidency of Northern Illinois University’s Student Association (SA) on May 15, 2012. He is the SA’s 44th chief executive officer and oversees over 20 student employees, 300 Student organizations, 6 supportive services departments and the 4th largest bus system in the state.
President LeFlore is a senior who is currently pursuing a Bachelors of Art in Organizational and Corporate Communication. Delonte strongly believes in students getting involved on campus. Delonte has been a part of many organizations on campus such as: Northern Illinois Black Choir (NBC), Black Males Initiative (BMI), Empire Modelz, Campus Activities Board (CAB), Residence Hall Association (RHA) and Student Association (SA).Prior to assuming the SA presidency, Delonte served in various leadership roles within these organizations, such as; NBC Assistant Treasurer, BMI Assistant Director of Community Service, Vice President of Finance for the RHA for three years and the Director of Student Life for the SA.
During Delonte’s tenure as Vice President of Finance for RHA, he created a Finance Policy in which it regulates RHA’s Programming operations, a database to track RHA’s almost $300,000 budget, a budget request process for RHA, and represented residents on the Housing& Dining Room and Board Committee. In addition, Delonte headed the following three capital projects: a $35,000 renovation for a Computer Lab and Smart Classroom for Grant Residence Hall, a $25,000 renovation for a Game Room in Lincoln Residence Hall, and a $45,000 renovation of the New Orleans Game Room in Stevenson Residence Hall.
Delonte has also played a vital role in NIU’s Residence Hall renaissance by representing the University to the Illinois Board of Higher Education. His involvement led to NIU building a new 1000 bed facility, renovation of Grant and Gilbert Residence Halls, and an outdoor intramural sports recreational facility.
Last year, Delonte was appointed the Director of Student Life for 2011-2012. As the Director of Student Life, he was responsible for monitoring and providing recommendations on all issues affecting students’ quality of life including: housing, financial services, safety, healthcare, and other support services. As Director of Student Life he also oversaw the Campus Security budget of $30,000 and chaired the University Services Sub-Finance Committee with a budget of $1.4 million dollars.
Since assuming the presidency, Delonte has taken SA through some reconstruction. In his efforts to ensure that SA is doing everything in its power to serve students, he has recently introduced the SA Strategic Plan. The SA Strategic Plan was developed with input from student leader and was executed through subgroups that carefully identify and coordinated strategic objectives. As president, he meets with subgroup to outline the goals, charges, and tasks as they relate to the larger strategic planning process. The Strategic Plan for the SA Task Force is divided into four subgroups:
Delonte is committed to this upcoming school year which will include collaborative programming that range from academic, social events, community service, athletics and advocacy. Initiatives like these will unify the campus and demonstrate what it is to be a part of Northern Illinois University Huskie Family.