Meet the Dean

Your time at NIU will set you up for success in life. Not only will you prepare for your career, you’ll also make lifelong friends and create lasting memories. And you’ll have lots of support along the way. As your dean of students, I’m committed to your success. My colleagues in the Division of Student Affairs and I will do everything we can to make your NIU experience rewarding and productive.

When you do face challenges, though, I know that we’ll be able to overcome them together. We’ll be there to provide information and resources that will help you in your time at NIU. Check out our departments and services, and spend some time learning about all the ways you can get involved on campus.

I’m glad you’re here, and I look forward to supporting you on your journey. You can do this!

Forward Together,

Kelly Wesener Michael, Ed.D.
Associate Vice President for Student Affairs
Chief Student Affairs Officer and Dean of Students