Travis Dahlhauser

Online Student Success Specialist


Travis 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.


Travis is a northern Illinois native, but has lived in Missouri, Colorado, Los Angeles, and Chicago. He now resides in Rockford and loves supporting NIU’s online students! Travis has nearly a decade of higher education experience, primarily working in Admissions, Advising, and Financial Aid in the public, private, and trade environment. This has made Travis a one-stop-shop for all things higher education and has given him experience in helping each individual student based on their specific experience and goals. Travis loves going on the full journey with each and every student.

For leisure, Travis loves traveling, adventures with his daughters and wife, reading, doing theatre, and exploring and filming for his ghost hunting web series.


  • B.S., Secondary Education and Teaching, Culver-Stockton College, 2011

Success Tip

Travis’ main tip for online students is to invest. You may not be spending your time on campus, but you are a part of the NIU family and community. This means all the NIU resources are available to you and if you buy in, you’ll find that you’re not only reaching your goals, but you’re a part of something big and you’re doing it with pride!

Travis Dahlhauser


Travis Dahlhauser
Phone: 815-753-4739

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