University Leadership

Together with Northeastern Illinois University President Gloria J. Gibson, the executive team oversees the implementation of the University's Strategic Plan by providing leadership in specific operational areas. Organized to promote the University's mission, individually and collectively they support student learning, teaching and research, optimize and secure financial resources, and engage the broader community.  

Gloria J. Gibson, President

Liesl Downey, Vice President for Institutional Advancement
Vacant, Interim Associate Vice President for Enrollment Services
Manish Kumar, Vice President for Finance and Administration
Vacant, Vice President for Legal Affairs and General Counsel
Ann McNabb, Associate Vice President for Financial and Auxiliary Operations
Suleyma Perez, Senior Executive Director for Government Relations
Dennis Rome, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs
Terry C. Mena, Ph.D., Vice President and Dean of Students for Student Affairs