FY 2020 Presidential Goals

As part of the yearly evaluation process for the president, the president and the Board of Trustees have agreed to a series of goals and metrics to measure the accomplishment of those goals. The board approved the presidential goals and metrics at its regular meeting on June 13, 2019. Full goal documents for 2019 and 2020 are also available.

  • Execute 2019-23 Strategic Enrollment Management Plan
  • Collaborate to close achievement gaps
  • Increase vendor diversity and expenditures under the Business Enterprise Program
  • Increase faculty and staff diversity inclusion
  • Address expressed student concerns to make NIU more welcoming and inclusive for all students
  • Advance NIU research and artistry vision by supporting and encouraging development of emerging research initiatives consistent with NIU's four strategic empases
  • Institutionalize engagement networks as a primary organizing principle for public engagement at NIU to strengthen partnerships and make public engagement opportunities more accessible to faculty, staff and students
  • Reimagine Human Resource Services
  • Advance strategic plan/facilities master plan
  • Identify timeline and methodology to support comprehensive fundraising campaign, working in partnership with University Advancement
  • Execute multi-year budget strategy (remain on path to close structural deficit by 2024)

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