Richie Heard
TRIO Student Support Services
Richie has been working in higher education for 15 years. He specializes in institutional planning and research to support college and university programs, accreditation, administrations, financial aid and student support services.

University of Wisconsin-Madison, M.S., Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, B.A., Speech Communication


Richie's experiences in postsecondary education are firmly rooted in understanding the complexities of students’ academic and personal lives and assisting in the development of those students in a college setting. His passion for working in student services has kept him particularly engaged with both traditional and nontraditional students throughout his career. Richie believes education is the best investment in the future, paying great dividends to students and to society as a whole.

Additional Information

Top five strengths: Connectedness, Ideation, Adaptability, Input, Maximizer

Room LIB 411
Northeastern Illinois University
5500 North St. Louis Avenue
Chicago, IL 60625
United States

Office Hours
Regular hours:
9 a.m.-5 p.m. T, W, TH, F
11 a.m.-7 p.m. M
3-4 p.m. lunch