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Travel and Event Expense Information

Expenses for presidential events and travel related to the duties of the president and those of the presidential spouse are posted below. Expense information is updated quarterly. We strive to post final numbers, however, in an effort to present timely information, some entries are estimated/pending charges. Entries will be noted as Final with the payment reference number and expense figures updated accordingly.

Senior Employment Contracts

Name Department Term of Appointment Current Base Salary Guaranteed Additional Compensation Maximum Incentive-Based Compensation
Blazey, Gerald VP Research and Innv Partnership 5/16/17 - 6/30/23

$270,122.11

None None
Burno, Rashon Intercollegiate Athletics 3/16/21-3/15/26 350,000.16 None

$125,000

Burns, Eric Intercollegiate Athletics 8/26/19 - 6/30/23 $55,166.88 None

$18,500 plus $500 per NCAA championship individual athlete

Carlsen, Lisa Intercollegiate Athletics 7/1/15 - 6/30/24 with performance-based extensions $196,966.32

$6,000

$231,500

Carlson, John Intercollegiate Athletics 7/21/21 - 6/30/25 $84,872.16 None

$38,400 *amounts per occurrence could impact this maximum – see contract for details

Cotsones, Rena OERD Division Administration 7/1/20 - 6/30/25

$214,301.80

None None
Edghill-Walden, Vernese Exec VP and Provost 7/1/20-6/30/25 $245,598.48 None None
Fisher, Patrick Intercollegiate Athletics 7/1/20 - 6/30/24 $67,216.40 None

$23,000 plus $500 for each individual qualifier

Frazier, Sean Intercollegiate Athletics 8/1/13 - 6/30/26

$334,317

$27,570

$164,500

Freeman, Lisa Presidents Office 7/1/21/ - 6/30/25

$450,000

$25,000 deferred compensation 457(f) plan

$25,000

Gooden, Raymond Intercollegiate Athletics 12/1/18 - 6/30/23 $112,553.13 None

$76,000

Hammock, Thomas Intercollegiate Athletics 11/8/21 - 6/30/27

$530,608.56

None

$650,000 plus 15% of all ticket sales revenues as stated in agreement

Hodson, Bill

Human Resource Services 8/1/21-7/31/24

$207,050.08

None

None

Ingram, Beth Exec VP and Provost 5/16/19 – 5/15/25

$328,879.08

None

$15,000

Jensen, Sol VP Marketing and Communications 6/19/17 - 6/30/23

$224,019.12



None None
Kester, Kimberly Jarvis Intercollegiate Athletics 7/1/21 - 6/30/25 $64,640.88 None

$34,150 *amounts per occurrence could impact maximum – see contract details

Kunigonis, Michael Intercollegiate Athletics 7/1/22-6/31/23 $91,357.16 None

$45,500

Ludwig, Ryan Intercollegiate Athletics 7/1/19 - 6/30/22 $64,721.41 None $21,500 plus incentives per event/individual qualifiers/team qualifiers as described in contract
Morreale Jr, Salvatore Intercollegiate Athletics 7/1/19 - 6/30/23 $72,514.14 None

$43,600 plus $400 per regional and/or national qualifier and $300 per All-American

O'Neill, Michael Intercollegiate Athletics 3/30/22-3/29/26 $80,000 None

$33,000

Parks, Matthew Chief Information Officer Annual $231,750 None None
Perry, Bryan General Counsel 7/1/19 - 6/30/23

$297,900.72

None None
Squires, Catherine Univ Adv and NIU Fdn CEO 5/1/15 - 6/30/25 $307,661

$8,400

$25,000

Streb, Matthew Presidents Office 6/1/17 - 6/30/22 $198,790.08 None None
Sutcliffe, Christina Intercollegiate Athletics 7/1/20 - 6/30/23 $95,670.36 None

$53,500

Swan, Ryan Intercollegiate Athletics 7/1/20 - 1/31/24 $84,876.48 None

$32,500

Teaberry, Condinitha Intercollegiate Athletics 7/1/20 - 6/30/25 $84,872.16 None $68,750 plus incentives per event/individual qualifiers/team qualifiers as described in contract