Mark Pietrowski Jr., is the director of Northern Illinois University Continuing and Professional Education (NIUCPE). He has been with the university since 2007, and is an NIU alumnus where he earned a bachelor's and master's degree in communication.
At NIU he is the faculty advisor for the NIU Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA), NIU Annuitant member, NIU LGBT and Trans Ally, and is an elected representative on the Supportive Professional Staff Council.
He has formally been a member of the Unity in Diversity Steering Committee, Collaborative on Early Adolescence (CEA) and the DeKalb Public Library Big Read Steering Committee NIU representative.
He has experience teaching COMS 100 Fundamentals in Speech Communication, JOUR 200 Basic News Writing, JOUR 335 Principles in Public Relations, JOUR 360 Public Relations Writing, COMS 407 Practicum and COMS 497 Internship for the Department of Communication.
In the community, Mark is an elected DeKalb County Board member for District 3 and serves as the DeKalb County Board chairman and president of the DeKalb County Forest Preserve. He is a past-president and current board member of the DeKalb Kiwanis service organization, DeKalb County Farm Bureau member, DeKalb County Economic Development Corporation member and DeKalb Chamber of Commerce member.
In the past, he has served as the vice-president of the Egyptian Theatre Board, secretary of the DeKalb County Convention and Visitors Bureau, Joseph Glidden Homestead and Historical Center board member, and as an elected Kishwaukee College Board Trustee.