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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
Reneau, Clint-Michael VP Student Affairs 6/16/22 - 6/30/28

$260,000.16

$9,120 $15,000
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