President’s Budget Roundtable

Achieving an academically responsive and fiscally responsible budget through collaboration, innovation and transparency is vital to NIU’s continued success. In this spirit, President Freeman has formed the President’s Budget Roundtable, comprised of faculty, staff and students representing a cross-section of the university. This advisory group will provide insight and counsel to inform presidential decisions and recommendations and will be convened regularly to provide diverse perspectives, facilitate information sharing and promote a constructive dialogue on both the budget and budgeting process.

The President’s Budget Roundtable is chaired by Interim Executive Vice President and Provost Laurie Elish-Piper and Vice President for Administration and Finance, Chief Financial Officer George Middlemist.

  • Tim Condon
    Business/Administrative Associate, Executive Vice President and Provost
  • Brad Cripe
    Chair, Accountancy
  • Amanda Durik
    Associate Dean, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
  • Heidi Frostestad
    Associate Dean/Faculty, College of Law
  • Gwen Gregory
    Associate Dean, University Libraries
  • Molly Holmes
    Director, Gender and Sexuality Resource Center
  • Natasha Johnson
    Assistant Athletic Director for Recreation, Intercollegiate Athletics
  • Paul Kassel
    Dean, College of Visual and Performing Arts
  • Mayra Lagunas
    Assistant Vice President, Enrollment Management
  • Omni McCollum
    Graduate Student
  • Olivia Newman
    President, Student Government Association
  • Christine Nguyen
    Associate Professor, Industrial and Systems Engineering
  • Mitch Pickerill
    Chair/Professor, Political Science
  • Andrew Rogers
    Associate Vice President, Planning and Budget
  • Lin Shi
    Professor, Family and Consumer Sciences
  • Dan Streed
    Director of Organizational Effectiveness, Outreach, Engagement and Regional Development
  • Paul Wright
    Professor, Kinesiology and Physical Education
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