Committees and Partners

The ALL IN Campus Democracy Challenge is a university-wide effort supported by partners across campus. Below is a list of committees charged with mobilizing campus efforts to increase voter education and turn-out for the 2020 election cycle.

ALL IN Campus Democracy Challenge Steering Committee 

  • Chad Glover, Director, Jobs PLUS 
  • Michaela Holtz, Director, Office of Student Engagement and Experiential Learning 
  • Doug Johnson, DeKalb County Clerk  
  • Meg Junk, Coordinator for Signature Programs and Event Administrator, Student Affairs  
  • Sandy Lopez, Coordinator for Undocumented Student Support, Academic Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion 
  • Julie Ann O’Connell, Assistant Director, Center for Nonprofit and NGO Studies 
  • Victor Owoeye, Journalism Undergraduate  
  • John Patten, Accounting and Political Science Undergraduate  
  • Ian Pearson, Speaker of the Student Senate, Political Science Undergraduate 
  • Andy Pemberton, Internal Communications Manager, Web and Internal Communications  
  • Matt Streb, Chief of Staff to the President, Professor, Department of Political Science (chair) 
  • Laura Vazquez, Professor, Department of Communication 

Communication Subcommittee

  • Taylor Hayden, Associate Director of Digital Content, Institutional Communications 
  • Meg Junk, Coordinator for Signature Programs and Event Administrator, Student Affairs 
  • Victor Owoeye, Journalism Undergraduate  
  • Andy Pemberton, Internal Communications Manager, Web and Internal Communications (chair) 
  • Mariano Spizzirri, Brand Expression Manager, Marketing and Creative Services 
  • Matt Streb, Chief of Staff to the President, Professor, Department of Political Science 
  • Sophia Vacardos, Graphic Design Manager, Marketing and Creative Services 
  • Rachel Xidis, Associate Director, Web and Internal Communications  

Curriculum Subcommittee

  • Ellen Franklin, Associate Director, First-Year Composition 
  • Chad Glover, Director, Jobs PLUS 
  • Courtney Gallaher, Associate Professor, Department of Geography  
  • Janet Hathaway, Associate Dean, College of Visual and Performing Arts 
  • Michaela Holtz, Director, Office of Student Engagement and Experiential Learning (co-chair) 
  • Julie Langer, Assistant Professor, Department of Public Administration  
  • Christine Mooney, Barsema Professor of Social Entrepreneurship, Department of Management 
  • Shanthi Muthusuamy, Associate Professor, Department of Engineering Technology  
  • Andrea Radasanu, Director, University Honors, Associate Professor, Department of Political Science 
  • Laura Vazquez, Professor, Department of Communication (co-chair) 
  • Ralph Wheeler, Chair, Department of Chemistry  

Events Subcommittee

  • Meg Junk, Coordinator for Signature Programs and Event Administrator, Student Affairs (chair) 
  • John Patten, Accounting and Political Science Undergraduate  
  • Julie Ann O’Connell, Assistant Director, Center for Nonprofit and NGO Studies 

Voter Registration Subcommittee

  • Blanca Barreda, Huskie Service Scholar  
  • Doug Johnson, DeKalb County Clerk 
  • Lynne Kunde, DeKalb County Clerk’s Office, Election Judge Supervisor  
  • Kira Lavizzo, Huskie Service Scholar  
  • Sandy Lopez, Coordinator for Undocumented Student Support, Academic Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (chair) 
  • Adriana Aguilar Perez, Member, Lambda Theta Alpha Latin Sorority, Inc.,  
  • Victor Owoeye, Journalism Undergraduate  
  • Ian Pearson, Speaker of the Student Senate, Political Science Undergraduate 
  • Mark Pietrowski, Associate Director, Continuing Professional Education, DeKalb County Board, Chair 
  • Luz Rodriguez, Graduate Student, Student Organization Services  
  • Diana Sanchez, Huskie Service Scholar  
  • Stephanie Salazar, Member, Lambda Theta Alpha Latin Sorority, Inc.  
  • Rubi Salgado, President, Latino Student Alliance  
  • Scot Schraufnagel, Chair, Department of Political Science  

Additional Campus Partners

  • Academic Advising Center 
  • Career Services 
  • Center for Black Studies  
  • CHANCE 
  • DeKalb County League of Women Voters 
  • Disability Resource Center 
  • Division of Enrollment Management, Marketing, and Communications 
  • Division of Information Technology  
  • Division of Intercollegiate Athletics
  • Division of Student Affairs 
  • Financial Aid and Scholarship Office 
  • Fraternity and Sorority Life  
  • Gender and Sexuality Resource Center 
  • Office of the Ombudsperson  
  • Office of Student Conduct 
  • Office of the President 
  • Office of the Provost
  • Office of Student Engagement and Experiential Learning 
  • Recreation Services 
  • Student-Athlete Academic Support Services 
  • Student Government Association  
  • University Honors 
  • University Libraries

Contact Us

If you have questions or would like to propose an event related to the ALL IN Campus Challenge, email us at All_In@niu.edu.


If you want to host a voter registration event and would like a deputy registrar to attend, contact Sandy Lopez at slopez1@niu.edu

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