Northeastern Illinois University has convened a task force to address the ongoing spread of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in Chicago, nationally and internationally. This task force is charged with addressing the safety and security of our University community and has this website to communicate updates as they occur.

The task force will keep University leadership apprised of concerns and illness prevention efforts, and will provide recommendations on major decisions.

The current members of the task force are:

  • Academic Affairs: Francisco Gaytán, Kate Hahn and Marshall Thompson
  • Carruthers Center: Akua Cason
  • Center for College Access and Success: Irma Ortiz
  • Communications: Matt Byerly
  • Dean of Students: Matt Specht
  • El Centro: Maria Luna-Duarte and Rebeca Lamadrid-Quevedo
  • Enrollment Services: Dan Weber
  • Facilities Management: Rick Matus and Nancy Medina
  • Finance and Administration: Amy Rempas
  • Health Services: Sharon Heimbaugh and David Worrell
  • Human Resources: Marta Maso
  • Library: Lisa Wallis
  • Police: John Escalante
  • Student Government Association: Angel Diaz
  • Student Union, Event and Conference Services: Kyle Burke and Ernie Kimlin
  • University Technology Services: Jim Thompson