Flora Llacuna
Flora
Llacuna
M.A., Coordinator
Student Affairs
Background

Has served NEIU for 39 years, including 35 years of services in the Division of Student Affairs. Over the years she coordinated the Minority Mentoring Program and the National Student Exchange. She currently works as a student advocate and wit Undocumented Student Resources.

C 337
5500 North St. Louis Avenue
Chicago, IL 60625
United States

Office Hours
Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Chris Maxwell Profile
Christopher
Maxwell
M.A., Assistant Dean of Students
Student Affairs
Background

Has worked in Higher Education administration across the country for 10 years in increasing roles of responsibilities, with experience in student activities, multicultural affairs, and fraternity, sorority and residence life.

C 326
5500 North St. Louis Avenue
Chicago, IL 60625
United States

Office Hours
Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Diane DiMaso Profile
Diane
DiMaso
M.A., Administrative Assistant
Student Affairs
Background

Has also filled roles in Finance and Administration and Academic Affairs since arriving at NEIU in 2007. She has a background in human resources and focuses on unit operations.

C 324
5500 North St. Louis Avenue
Chicago, IL 60625
United States

Office Hours
Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Contact Us

(773) 442-4600
Daniel Lopez
Daniel
López Jr., Ph.D.
Vice President for Student Affairs
Student Affairs
Expertise
Over twenty years of experience in Higher Education including leading comprehensive academic support services, multicultural affairs, developmental education and Student Affairs units in support of student success and retention.
Education

Harvard University
Institute for Management and Leadership in Education (MLE)

Illinois State University
Doctorate of Philosophy

Loyola University
Master of Education, College Student Personnel

University of Illinois at Springfield
Bachelor of Arts, Communication 

Background

Dr. López is a first generation college student who has served Northeastern for more than 11 years in several capacities including Director for the El Centro, adjunct faculty in the Goodwin College of Education’s Higher Education for the ENLACE program,  and Associate Vice President for Student Affairs.

Dr. Lopez is committed to student success of our diverse student body and tireless advocate of post-secondary education. Recently, he lead the successful opening of the University's first residence hall; developed Student Affairs key performance indicators and departmental assesment plans to measure Student Affairs contribution to student retention and success; and expanded student services at El Centro and Jacob H. Carruther's Center for Inner City Studies.

 

Additional Information

In keeping with Northeastern’s tradition of community involvement and its urban mission, Dr. López serves as Vice President and Annual Conference Chair of the Illinois Latino Council on Higher Education (ILACHE) and Board President for the Latino United Community Housing Association (LUCHA).

 

C 320
5500 North St. Louis Avenue
Chicago, IL 60625
United States

Office Hours
Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Matt Specht
Matt
Specht
M.A.
Dean of Students
Student Affairs

C 322
5500 North St. Louis Avenue
Chicago, IL 60625
United States

Office Hours
Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Chris Maxwell Profile
Christopher
Maxwell
M.A., Assistant Dean of Students
Student Affairs
Background

Has worked in Higher Education administration across the country for 10 years in increasing roles of responsibilities, with experience in student activities, multicultural affairs, and fraternity, sorority and residence life.

C 326
5500 North St. Louis Avenue
Chicago, IL 60625
United States

Office Hours
Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Paola Vargas
Paola
Vargas
M.A.
Assistant to Vice President
Vice President for Student Affairs
Education

Northeastern Illinois University
Nontraditional Degree Program & Spanish, B.A.

Background

Ms. Vargas is an alumna and has worked at Northeastern for 15 years in both Student Affairs and Academic Affairs.

C 324
5500 North St. Louis Avenue
Chicago, IL 60625
United States

Office Hours
By appointment
Flora Llacuna
Flora
Llacuna
M.A., Coordinator
Student Affairs
Background

Has served NEIU for 39 years, including 35 years of services in the Division of Student Affairs. Over the years she coordinated the Minority Mentoring Program and the National Student Exchange. She currently works as a student advocate and wit Undocumented Student Resources.

C 337
5500 North St. Louis Avenue
Chicago, IL 60625
United States

Office Hours
Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Diane DiMaso Profile
Diane
DiMaso
M.A., Administrative Assistant
Student Affairs
Background

Has also filled roles in Finance and Administration and Academic Affairs since arriving at NEIU in 2007. She has a background in human resources and focuses on unit operations.

C 324
5500 North St. Louis Avenue
Chicago, IL 60625
United States

Office Hours
Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Diego Aleman
Diego
U.
Aleman Santiaguillo
Graduate Student Worker & Resident Life Ambassador – The Nest
Student Affairs

C 336
5500 North St. Louis Avenue
Chicago, IL 60625
United States

Office Hours
Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
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C Building
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Chicago, IL, IL 60625
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Welcome to the Division of Student Affairs

Supporting the academic missions of the University, Student Affairs develops non-academic programs and services that foster community, ensure a respectful and inclusive environment, and enrich the overall student experience. The Division of Student Affairs provides quality programs and services for students outside of the classroom that enhance the experience at Northeastern. We look forward to forming a rewarding relationship with you and we are committed to your success.

Our goals reflect Northeastern Illinois University's focus on learning through integrity, excellence, access to opportunity, diversity, community, and empowerment by enabling students to develop to their potential. Our programs and services enhance the intellectual climate of the University and provide a seamless learning and living experience that recognizes the unique needs of all students.

The Division of Student Affairs has made a commitment to pursue the development of a focused, caring, ethical, and diverse community at Northeastern Illinois University. You are invited to browse through our website and take advantage of all the programs and services we have to offer.

Please take this opportunity to read our 2016-2017 Annual Report and our Five-Year Strategic Plan.

 

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C Building
5500 North St. Louis Avenue
Chicago, IL, IL 60625
United States

Office Hours
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Diego Aleman
Diego
U.
Aleman Santiaguillo
Graduate Student Worker & Resident Life Ambassador – The Nest
Student Affairs

C 336
5500 North St. Louis Avenue
Chicago, IL 60625
United States

Office Hours
Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.