Division Employee Resources

In addition to our vision to inspire students to discover and pursue their aspirations, the Division of Student Affairs is also committed to recruiting, retaining and developing a diverse, mission-driven, and talented staff. In addition, we are committed to ethically and efficiently manage resources to maximize the value of the student and staff experience.

Strategic Planning and Assessment

The Division of Student Affairs is purposeful about planning and assessment and our strategic plans are derived through an engaging and collaborative process. Please contact Amy Franklin at afranklin@niu.edu or 815-753-3040 for more information about Strategic Planning and Assessment.

Marketing and Communications

Staff and students employed by Student Affairs are encouraged to contact the Office of the Vice President with questions related to how their areas can develop informational messaging about their departments. Contact Amy Franklin at afranklin@niu.edu or 815-753-3040 for more information.

In addition, numerous institutional resources are also available through the Division of Enrollment Management, Marketing and Communications such as the Communication Standards for Institutional Brand Identity.

To submit a design request, please complete the Creative Services Request Form. To update your website, please complete the Website Update Request Form.

Professional Development and Divisional Involvement

We provide opportunities for staff and students to grow in their roles as employees through on-going professional development and training. In addition to workshops and trainings offered throughout the year, each spring, the division hosts a one-day conference to give staff an opportunity to learn from one another and from other professionals on campus. Further, Canon Fellowships provide staff members with an opportunity to explore another area of the university as they develop their own professional aspirations. Staff are nominated for annual awards which are given out at our end-of-the-year recognition event, showcasing the involvement and strengths of numerous employees each year.

We host many divisional committees and working groups to help facilitate various aspects of our work including the Awards & Professional Development Committee, the Assessment Council, and the ITS Working Group.

For more information about professional development opportunities or getting involved in Student Affairs, please contact Kelly Olson, professional development & operations coordinator, at kolson9@niu.edu or 815-753-6112.

Human Resources

For human resources questions, please contact Human Resource Services or call 815-753-6000 for more information.


For budget-related questions and information contact:
Ginny Meo
Assistant to the Vice President for Budget & Fiscal Affairs