Corbin Tyson

Online Student Success Specialist


Corbin supports the success and online student experience of NIU's online prospective and new student population, counseling prospective online students through the application and admissions process, and providing encouragement and support. For continuing online students, he coordinates closely with college/academic unit advisors, financial aid professionals, and technical support specialists to provide students with a seamless student support experience.

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Corbin is a native of Rockford and a two-time alumnus of Northern Illinois University. He has spent over six years working in higher education settings, notably as an academic and career advisor.

For leisure, Corbin enjoys traveling and spending time outdoors. He also enjoys golfing, playing video games, and watching sports, including the NFL and college football. Corbin is an avid film and media watcher, including Star Wars, the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and Game of Thrones.


  • M.S.Ed., Adult and Higher Education, Northern Illinois University, 2019
  • B.S., History, Northern Illinois University, 2017
  • A.A., Associate of Arts, Rock Valley College, 2015

Success Tip

Corbin’s #1 tip for online students is to establish a learning routine. By setting aside study hours, creating a dedicated workspace, and adhering to a consistent schedule, online learners can maintain focus, stay organized, and achieve academic success in the virtual learning environment.

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Corbin Tyson
Pronouns: He/Him/His
Phone: 815-753-6279

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Corbin Tyson’s Weekly Virtual Office Hours. Every Wednesday, 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. (CT) via Zoom.

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