Kevin M. Gunnerson
Kevin
M.
Gunnerson
Assistant Director of Student Union & Information Services
Student Union, Event and Conference Services
Expertise
Oversee the daily operations of the Student Union and the Welcome Center & Box Office.
Education

B.A. in English, Creative Writing, Southern Illinois University Carbondale

M.F.A. in Creative Writing, Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics at Naropa University

Background

A cumulative 20 years of professional experience in higher education, arts organizations and independent small businesses, focusing on facility operations, events planning and production. 

Office Hours
8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Charlene Jefferson-Johnson
Charlene
Jefferson-Johnson
Manager of Special Events & Conferences
Student Union, Event and Conference Services
Expertise
Prior to coming to Northeastern Illinois Charlene was the Program Coordinator for the Computer Science and Electrical Engineering department at Northwestern University in Evanston IL for 6 years where she supported 29 professors. Prior to working for Northwestern Charlene worked as a Conference service Planner at Eaglewood Resort and Spa while also working for the National Black MBA Association as a contracted Events and Corporate partner liaison before joining the National Black MBA team permanently in 2010.

Charlene began her event planning career in 1996 where she was part of the Events logistic- Trade show design team for TY Inc.(The Beanie Baby company) located in Westmont Il.
Education

Charlene's education includes:

  • B.A. of Business Administration (Marketing) - Jackson State University
  • B.A. in Hospitality and Tourism Management(Special Events) - Roosevelt University
  • Certified Event and Conference Service Specialist - Roosevelt University
  • Certified Wedding and Special Events Specialist - Triton College

She is currently pursuing an M.B.A. in Event Management and Logistics at DeVry University.

Background

Charlene is the owner and lead designer for C2Detail Events and Concierge Services. She is a wife of 27 years to Willie Johnson, and mother to Shamaine, Darien, Devin and Caimaia.

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

Office Hours
8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
student union
Penelope
Sawczak
Office Administrator
Student Union, Event and Conference Services
Background

Penny has over 19 years of service at Northeastern Illinois University, including positions in mathematics and Alumni Affairs.

Student Union
5500 N St. Louis AVe
Chicago, IL 60625
United States

Office Hours
8:30 am - 4:30 pm