Meet the Staff

Joy Mitchell M.S.Ed.
Acting Director
jmitchell9@niu.edu

Joy Mitchell joined the Office of Student Conduct in 2016 as an assistant director, overseeing organizational conduct matters. Now, as acting 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 degree in sociology and a master in clinical mental health education. Mitchell brings experience previous experience as an academic advisor and former NIU police officer.


Kathy Hodgkinson

Kathy Hodgkinson
Office Manager
khodgkinson@niu.edu

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 Briscoe
Graduate Assistant
abriscoe2@niu.edu

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 Riggs
Graduate Assistant
mbriggs3@niu.edu

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.

Contact Us

Student Conduct
Campus Life Building 280
815-753-1571
815-753-9289 (Fax)
conduct@niu.edu

Office Hours

Monday-Friday
8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.