About the Leadership Forum
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Letter from the President
Since reconnecting with NIU over the past few years, I’ve met an astounding number of highly successful alumni who have achieved leadership positions in their chosen fields – in business, education, engineering, health and law.
Many weren’t handed much at a young age. They came from working class neighborhoods and were often the first in their families to earn a college degree. They worked hard and used street smarts and people skills to advance their careers. They made it on their own.
Sound familiar? That’s the path to career success for many NIU graduates. The number holding responsible senior leadership positions today runs into the thousands.
That’s where the NIU Leadership Forum comes in. It represents an opportunity to maximize an asset that offers tremendous potential, for building relationships, sharing best practices and advancing the University’s mission. After all, why shouldn’t Huskies support one another as much as other alumni networks do?
• We’re looking to engage “up and comers” – energetic young professionals who will provide leadership for the next generation.
• We will be hosting exclusive events that enable members to network, share best practices, open doors and help each other succeed.
• We will continue to fund scholarship awards for outstanding students.
• We will partner with the Alumni Association in identifying a meaningful new way to give back to the University community at large.
In the end, the Leadership Forum will epitomize what an NIU education is all about.
B.S., Finance, 1981
P.S. If you’re interested in reconnecting with NIU through the Leadership Forum, please click here.
The NIU Leadership Forum was founded by two alumni in 1995 as the NIU Executive Club. Originally partnered with the NIU College of Business, the forum changed its name and structure when it partnered with the NIU Alumni Association in July 2012. The forum offers its members valuable opportunities to connect with NIU alumni, faculty, students and the alumni business community. It has grown to more than 150 members, who have a shared respect for education and the desire to foster relationships for professional growth and development.