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Travel and Hospitality Expense Information

Expenses for hospitality, travel and reimbursements related to the duties of the president and those of the presidential spouse are posted below. Expense information is updated quarterly approximately 10 days after the close of the period. 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

$254,616

FY21: $229,154

None None
Burns, Eric Intercollegiate Athletics 8/26/19 - 6/30/23 $52,000.08 None

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

FY21 maximum reduced per amendment

Carlsen, Lisa Intercollegiate Athletics 7/1/15 - 6/30/24 with performance-based extensions $185,659.68

$6,000

FY21:$0

$231,500

FY20 earned payout reduced and FY21 maximum reduced per amendment
Carlson, John Intercollegiate Athletics 8/12/19 - 8/11/21 $80,000.16 None

$29,000

FY21 maximum reduced per amendment

Chinniah, Sarah Administration and Finance 1/1/18 - 12/31/23

$267,800.16

FY21: $241,020.24
None None
Colhoff, Julie Intercollegiate Athletics 3/16/18 - 3/15/22 $70,000.08 None $53,000
Cotsones, Rena OERD Division Administration 7/1/20 - 6/30/25

$202,000

FY21: $181,800

None None
Edghill-Walden, Vernese Exec VP and Provost Annual $212,980.08 FY21 for Chief HR Officer interim role $40,000.08 None
Fisher, Patrick Intercollegiate Athletics 7/1/20 - 6/30/24 $63,357.24 None

$23,000 plus $500 for each individual qualifier

FY21 maximum reduced per amendment
Frazier, Sean Intercollegiate Athletics 8/1/13 - 6/30/23

$308,999.04

FY21: $298,159.14

$27,440

FY21: $20,000

$164,500

FY20 payout reduced per amendment
Freeman, Lisa Presidents Office 9/20/18 - 9/19/22

$450,000

FY21: $396,000
$25,000 deferred compensation 457(f) plan

$25,000

FY20 $0 (normally paid in FY21 per amendment)
Gooden, Raymond Intercollegiate Athletics 12/1/18 - 6/30/23 $106,092 None

$76,000

FY21 maximum reduced per amendment

Hammock, Thomas Intercollegiate Athletics 1/17/19 - 6/30/24 with potential one-year extension 

$520,204.32

FY21: $518,183.92
None

$625,000 plus 15% of all ticket sales revenues as stated in agreement

FY21 maximum reduced per amendment
Ingram, Beth Exec VP and Provost 5/16/19 – 5/15/25

310,000.08

FY21: $272,800.08

None

$15,000

FY20 $0 (normally paid in FY21 per amendment)

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

$211,150.08

FY21: $190,035.12
None None
Kester, Kimberly Jarvis Intercollegiate Athletics 7/1/14 - 6/30/22 $53,049.36 None

$20,000

FY21 maximum reduced per amendment

Kunigonis, Michael Intercollegiate Athletics 1/7/15 - 6/30/21 $82,404.24 $6,000

$22,500

FY21 maximum reduced per amendment

Ludwig, Ryan Intercollegiate Athletics 7/1/19 - 6/30/22 $61,006.08 None $21,500 plus incentives per event/individual qualifiers/team qualifiers as described in contract
Montgomery, Mark Intercollegiate Athletics 4/1/11 - 6/30/21

$339,137.76

FY21: $318,991
$7,440 $105,000
Morreale Jr, Salvatore Intercollegiate Athletics 7/1/19 - 6/30/23 $68.351.52 None

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

FY21 maximum reduced per amendment

Myers, Adrian Intercollegiate Athletics 7/1/2018 - 6/30/21 $46,350 None

$44,000

FY21 maximum reduced per amendment

Parks, Matthew DoIT-Admin-Business-Finance Annual $231,750 None None
Perry, Bryan General Counsel 7/1/19 - 6/30/23

$260,000.16

FY21: $234,000
None None
Phillips Sr., Thomas Public Safety 9/16/13 - 6/30/15 with two-year renewals $169,752.48 None None
Squires, Catherine Univ Adv and NIU Fdn CEO 5/1/15 - 6/30/25 $290,000

$8,400

FY21 $0

$25,000

FY21 None

Streb, Matthew Presidents Office 6/1/17 - 6/30/22 $163,909.20 None None
Sutcliffe, Christina Intercollegiate Athletics 7/1/20 - 6/30/23 $90,178.56 None

$53,500

FY21 maximum reduced per amendment

Swan, Ryan Intercollegiate Athletics 7/1/20 - 1/31/24 $80,004 None

$32,500

FY21 maximum reduced per amendment

Teaberry, Condinitha Intercollegiate Athletics 7/1/20 - 6/30/25 $72,102 None $68,750 plus incentives per event/individual qualifiers/team qualifiers as described in contract
Wesener Michael, Kelly Student Affairs Annual $154,500 None None