Board of Trustees

The Board of Trustees of Northern Illinois University is the governing body at NIU. The board was established in January 1996 by an act of the Illinois General Assembly. It includes seven voting members appointed by the governor to serve six-year terms. A voting student member is elected by the NIU student body to serve a one-year term.

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NIU Board of Trustees – Notice of Meeting Change March 13, 2023

Beginning Tuesday, March 14, 2023, the terms of four members of the Northern Illinois University Board of Trustees will have expired. Trustees are appointed for six-year terms by the governor of Illinois and then approved by the Illinois Senate. The process of reappointing and/or replacing NIU trustees is underway but will not be complete in time for the regularly scheduled March 23, 2023, meeting. Please be advised that the March 23, 2023, meeting is canceled and has been rescheduled for Monday, April 3, 2023 at 9 a.m.

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