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LuanneFor more information about resources and activities provided by NIU Springboard, contact Luanne Mayorga at or 815-753-6927.

Luanne Mayorga works in the Division of Outreach, Engagement and Regional Development at Northern Illinois University. She is responsible for the research, development and implementation of economic and workforce development programming throughout the University’s region. Her primary role is directing Springboard, which provides students with opportunities to tackle projects from regional businesses.

Prior to joining NIU, Luanne was the Director of the International Trade Center at College of DuPage. She provided assistance to small and medium sized businesses throughout the Chicago area with exporting their products and/or services to overseas markets and advised clients on a multitude of topics.  She had been involved with the Center for Entrepreneurship at COD for seven years and advised over 425 businesses with over 4,800 hours of consulting hours. Her clients achieved increased domestic sales of $13.5 million, export sales of $46 million, and funding of $1.175 million.

Luanne taught numerous college courses in the business and fashion disciplines for over a decade. Currently she is working on her Doctoral degree in Adult & Higher Education at Northern Illinois University. She has Master’s of Business Administration degree with concentrations in Marketing and International Business from Benedictine University and holds a Bachelor’s degree in both Fashion Design and Fashion Merchandising with a minor in Business from Dominican University.