Northeastern Illinois University Board of Trustees

Board and Commission Details

Contact Name

Karl Voigt

Contact Title

Assistant Secretary to the Board of Trustees and Compliance Manager

Contact Phone


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The Board of Trustees operates, manages, controls, and maintains the University in accordance with powers and duties now or hereinafter vested by law in that board.


6 years, and until successor is appointed and qualified

Senate Confirmation


Party Affiliation

No more than 5 from same political party


No member of board shall hold or be employed in or appointed to any office or place under authority of Board, nor be an employee of state or federal government. Must be IL Residents.




9 voting members appointed by Governor


Elected by the board


110 ILCS 680

Member Names

Name Member Expiration Member Since Affiliation Appointed By Position Title County
Leon, Jorge M. 01/18/2027 05/22/2023 Independent Governor Member Cook
Wolff, Paula 01/18/2027 01/31/2023 Republican Governor Member Cook
Linares, Itzel 06/30/2025 07/01/2024 Student Body Vote Member, Student Trustee
VACANT 01/15/2029 Governor Member Cook
Garcia, Marvin 01/20/2025 05/06/2019 Democrat Governor Member Cook
Fleurimond, Betty 01/15/2029 03/16/2023 Independent Governor Member Cook
Phillips, J. Todd 01/15/2029 01/31/2023 Democrat Governor Member Cook
Morales, Michelle 01/15/2029 03/16/2023 Democrat Governor Member Cook
Meresidis, Anna 01/20/2025 08/07/2023 Independent Governor Member Cook
Kalayil, Ann 01/20/2025 05/06/2019 Democrat Governor Member Cook