Devlin Hyna

Institutional Research and Assessment
Term expires: July 1, 2020


Rae Joyce Baguilat

Outgoing Chair
Student Leadership Development
Term expires: July 1, 2021

Rae Joyce Baguilat has been part of the NEIU community as the Assistant Director of Student Leadership Development since July 2014. Before working here, she worked in Student Affairs at Illinois Institute of Technology and Saint Xavier University, where she served as treasurer of the SXU Staff Council for two years.

Amie Jatta, M.S. E.D.

Term expires: July 1, 2021

Amie is currently the Director of TRIO programs, Student Support Services, were she oversees three programs (TRIO SSS - Achieve, Access, and Teacher Preparation). She is a multilingual (Norwegian, Swedish, Danish, Wolof and English) higher education professional with more than ten years of experience working in post-secondary education.  She has dedicated her career to the creation of pathways to success for underrepresented students, and to the development of support structures within the institutions they attend.  
Amie began her career at the University of North Dakota where she interned with five TRIO programs (Talent Search, Upward Bound, Educational Opportunity Center, Student Support Services and Ronald McNair Postbaccalaureate Achievement Program). She then became the Team Wellness Coordinator at the UND Wellness Center where she was in charge of the hiring, training and development of all student employees. Coming to Northeastern Illinois University in January of 2011 and working for TRIO SSS was a full circle moment for her as she now was working for the program that sparked her passion for higher education.

Jessie Miller, M.A.

Communications Liason
Learning Support Center
Term expires: July 1, 2021
Jessie is the Writing Specialist of the Learning Support Center. In her position, she oversees the professional and graduate assistant writing tutors who work directly with students to support their academic writing. Her professional background is in writing and learning centers, with experience in training, providing direct service to students, developing curriculum material, and creating print and website materials. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Professional Writing from Grand Valley State University and a master’s degree in Written Communication from Eastern Michigan University.




Christopher Maxwell, M.A.     Christopher Maxwell profile picture

Dean of Students Office
Term expires: July 1, 2020

Christopher Maxwell is the Interim Assistant Dean of Students. He has his Bachelor of Science in Broadcast & Cinematic Arts from Central Michigan University in Mt. Pleasant, Mich., and his Master of Arts in Higher Education Administration from Appalachian State University in Boone, N.C. A passion of his is to help students better understand the advantage of using the collegiate experience as a framework for modeling their life post-graduation, and also work alongside colleagues who desire the best for their students. Another passion is helping professionals better learn and develop from each other in ways that help enhance and refine their skills to better aid students. He is thankful to be on the A&P committee and to provide new insights, along with upholding the values that supports the NEIU community.

John Cahill, M.A.  

Learning Support Center
Term expires: July 1, 2019

John Cahill is an Academic Success Coach for the Wentworth Scholars Program. He guides students in the development of strategies for positive academic, professional and social outcomes founded in resources available through the campus community. He has a Bachelor of Arts in fiction writing from Columbia College Chicago and is pursuing a master's in clinical mental health counseling at NEIU.

Nancy Easton, Psy.D.     Nancy Easton

Student Health and Counseling Services
Term expires: July 1, 2019

Nancy Easton is the Director of Student Counseling Services. Prior to starting at NEIU in 2016, she worked as a Clinical Psychologist at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago’s Counseling Service for many years and is passionate about college student mental health, mindfulness meditation, and helping others. She holds a bachelor’s degree from Brown University, completed her doctorate at the Illinois School of Professional Psychology, and has served on the boards of several nonprofits in Chicago, including Lakeview Pantry and Ancient Dragon Zen Gate meditation center. You can often find her biking to, from or around NEIU as she is an enthusiastic urban bicycle commuter.