Kevin D. Knight was a Northern Illinois University (NIU) alumnus who embodied what it means to be a student leader. He was an exemplary leader, serving NIU as a catalyst for positive change and as a role model for up-and-coming student leaders to follow. Kevin used his time at NIU well, dedicating himself to the betterment of campus life for all students. He worked hard in various leadership positions while receiving numerous awards and recognition for his work.
Kevin seemed to feel that his greatest accomplishment was to encourage his friends and peers to serve their university and the community. It is in the hearts of the students who knew him that his memory and his efforts carry on. For this purpose, the Kevin D. Knight Leadership Awards and Awards Ceremony honor one of NIU’s great student leaders. Let us remember this model student leader by carrying the torch of exemplary leadership and working for a better NIU.
The purpose of the Kevin D. Knight Leadership Awards is to recognize the leadership contributions of NIU students to the NIU and DeKalb community. The Division of Student Affairs & Enrollment Management and Student Involvement & Leadership Development would like to identify students who have been intentional about their leadership development. The students who are recognized each year are purposeful about finding opportunities to clarify their values, set an example for others, envision the future, take risks, foster collaboration, and recognize the contributions made by their peers. The Kevin D. Knight Leadership Awards Ceremony will take place on Sunday, April 24, 2016. All award applications are due on Friday, February 12, 2016 at 4pm (date and time subject to change).
Contact Kelli Lance, Assistant Director for Leadership & Student Organizational Services, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 815-753-6505 with any questions.
Below is the information and instructions from the 2014-2015 school year. This information will be updated to reflect the 2015-2016 application process in November 2015.