My name is James Forman and I am a senior marketing Major here at Northern Illinois University. I am proud to be serving as the new Director of Public Affairs for the NIU Student Association.
I am from Rockford, Illinois, I have a passion for helping others, and I am all about Huskie Pride!
I am a transfer student from Valparaiso University where I was involved in Collegiate DECA, Lambda Chi Alpha and Delta Sigma Pi. Since arriving at NIU as a sophomore I have been very involved in other organizations on campus prior to the Student Association including Delta Sigma Pi and Phi Sigma Kappa. My work with these two organizations and prior experience at Valparaiso has given me the necessary tools I need to make a difference here at NIU. I already feel like I am making a difference on campus and it feels great. I am responsible for relaying information about the SA and its events to the student body. My main goal is to get you, the student, as involved as possible. The purpose of that goal is to make sure students always have a say in how the university operates and make sure the student voice is heard at all times. I think some problems that need to be addressed are lack of attendance at non-football sporting events (i.e. Basketball, Volleyball, Baseball etc.), The lack of commuter and non-traditional student involvement on campus, and the retention rate at NIU. Therefore I want to work closely with NIU Athletics, Commuter & Non-traditional Students, as well as the Division of Student Affairs to help market these ideas to the student body.
I look forward to making this year a great one for the student body.