HEADS UP AND SIGN UP TO SPEAK TODAY Fwd: NEIU Board of Trustees Meeting – Thursday, September 15

Dear UPI – please note that there is a BOT meeting this coming Thursday and sign up for public comment is by the end of the day today at 4:30.

Reviewing materials for this meeting, I was very surprised to find that the Board is considering moving ahead quickly with the search for a new president. That was not my understanding; I thought we had an interim in place in order to stabilize and prepare for the search once the budget situation was less chaotic.

You can listen to tapes from the recent committee meeting on hiring a search firm at this link http://www.neiu.edu/about/board-trustees/board-meeting-materials Scroll down to “September 6, 2016 – Executive Committee Meeting.” You will find the agenda for Thursday’s meeting above that too.

Try to be at the BOT and participate in public comment if you feel led to do so.

In solidarity (and, has anyone told you yet this semester that you, UPI, rock?)


The Northeastern Illinois University Board of Trustees will meet Thursday, September 15, 2016 in the Golden Eagles Room, located at 5500 N. St. Louis Ave.

The committee meetings will begin at 1:00 pm and the board meeting at 2:00 pm.

Those who wish to address the board during the public comment segment of the board meeting must submit a written request by 4:30 p.m. on Monday, September 12, 2016, to Amy Rempas at bot@neiu.edu. The request must include:
• Name and contact information of the person wishing to speak
• A summary of the presentation
The President and Chair of the Board shall review and approve each request. Approved speakers will be permitted two (2) minutes per presentation.
All members of the University community are welcome to attend.