Director of Student Life

Derek Martin - Director of Student Life

Derrick Martin
Campus Life Building
DeKalb, IL 60115
(815) 753-9921


My name is Derrick Martin, your Director of Student Life for the Student Association for 2013-2014. I am honored to have this opportunity to serve my fellow students to the best of my abilities. I am a junior Mechanical Engineering major here at Northern Illinois University. I attended Oak Park & River Forest High School. I realized my desire to serve the Student Association after taking part in various events conducted by current Director of Athletics and Recreation Paul Julion, former Director of Cultural Affairs Stephen Samuels, and other staff.

As your Director of Student Life I intend to be the voice for students. I intend to ensure the best quality of services is provided by departments on campus. I will turn your opinions on how the University should be run into applicable changes. My goal is to give NIU students a year to be remembered. Before the Student Association I have played a role in various other organizations such as Residence Hall Association, Mentoring Valuable Peers, Student Support Services, Upward Bound, and Off-Campus & Non-Traditional Student Services. I am also currently the Social and Community Service Chair for the ARROGANT Epsilon Phi Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Incorporated.

Once again, thank you for this opportunity. I am looking forward to a prosperous year.


Derrick D Martin Jr.