Meet the Staff
Joy Mitchell M.S.Ed.
Joy Mitchell joined the Office of Student Conduct in 2016 as an assistant director, overseeing organizational conduct matters. Now, as an associate director Joy's responsibilities include training campus partners on the student conduct process, investigation of alleged incidents, policy develop and implementation of restorative practices in the conduct process. Joy is an alumna of NIU, earning a bachelor's in sociology and a master in clinical mental health education. Mitchell brings experience previous experience as an academic advisor and former NIU police officer.
Previous to this position, Rebecca Borowiak worked within Housing and Residential Services as a full-time hall director since 2016. Rebeca completed an associate degree in English education at Waubonsee Community College, a bachelor's degree in English literature at Southern Illinois University Carbondale, and a master's degree at NIU in adult and higher education. Some fun facts about her are, she is a cat mom to a long-haired Calico cat named Callie and she enjoys MMOs and music, Marianas Trench is her favorite band.
Kathy Hodgkinson provides administrative support and has been with Student Conduct for over thirteen years. She handles correspondence in regard to scheduling student conduct and appeal board hearings, as well as helping to schedule appointments with students.
Ashley is a third-year law student who came to DeKalb from Ohio to study law. Ashley has a degree in paralegal studies and worked as a paralegal while obtaining her criminal justice degree from Ohio University. Ashley is excited to work in the Office of Student Conduct and ultimately hopes to help advance the office's use of restorative justice through the process of student conduct. After graduation Ashley plans to take the Ohio Bar Exam and practice law in Ohio.
Madison earned a bachelor's degree in political science from Illinois State University. Currently, Madison is in her third year at the NIU College of Law. Madison interned as a 711 at the Winnebago County State's Attorney's Office handling misdemeanor and traffic cases. She was also a law clerk for Chief Judge Sara Darrow of the United States District Court for the Central District of Illinois where she primarily conducted legal research.