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 a new 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 Executive Vice President and Provost Beth Ingram, and Vice President for Administration and Finance, Chief Financial Officer Sarah Chinniah.


  • Laurie Elish-Piper,
    Dean College of Education
  • Therese Arado,
    Professor, College of Law
  • Ismael Montana
    Associate Professor, History
  • Mahesh Subramony
    Professor, Management
  • Lin Shi
    Professor, Family & Consumer Sciences
  • Greg Barrett
    Professor, Music
  • Gwen Gregory
    Associate Dean, University Libraries
  • Amanda Durik,
    Chair, Psychology
  • Christine Nguyen
    Assoc Professor, Industrial & Systems Engineering
  • Paul Wright,
    Professor, Kinesiology and Physical Ed
  • Brian Becker,
    Outreach Operations
  • Holly Nicholson
    Web and Internal Communications
  • Roselyn Snell
    Academic Diversity Equity and Inclusion
  • Natasha Johnson,
    Intercollegiate Athletics
  • Farzana Sharmin,
    Graduate Student
  • Brad Beyer,
    Undergraduate Student
  • Andrew Rogers,
    NIU Director, Planning and Budget