Meet our friendly, professional staff!

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Kyle Burke
Kyle
E.
Burke
Executive Director, Student Auxiliary Services
Student Union, Events, and Conference Services
Expertise
Responsible for the overall leadership of the Student Union, Event and Conference Services department and team. Provides oversight of operations for the Student Union, campus-wide event scheduling/planning/facilitation, Private Rental Program, Fine Arts Performance Venues, Welcome Desk, U-Pass, NEIU IDs, Box Office, Dining & Catering Services, Follett Bookstore, and the NEIU Ride With Uber program. Also serves as chair of the NEIU Commencement Planning Committee.
Education

M.A. in Educational Leadership – Higher Education, Northeastern Illinois University

B.A. in Arts, Entertainment and Media Management, Columbia College Chicago

Background

Previously worked for Steppenwolf Theatre Company and for the City of Chicago as the Manager of Programming and Sponsorships at Millennium Park. Has been at Northeastern since 2009.

SU 207
5500 North St. Louis Avenue
Chicago, IL 60625
United States

Office Hours
8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Ernie Kimlin
Ernie
Kimlin
Associate Director
Student Union, Events, and Conference Services
Expertise
Assist in the planning and coordination of campus events. Co-Chair spring and fall Commencement ceremonies.
Education

B.A. Communications, State University of New York - College at Geneseo '96
M.A. Higher Education & Student Affairs, Indiana University '00

Background

Over 15 years experience in Higher Education and Student Affairs in areas including Student Activities, Union Event Planning, Fraternity and Sorority Life, Student Leadership, Residence Life and Student Conduct.

SU 207
5500 North St. Louis Avenue
Chicago, IL 60625
United States

Office Hours
8 a.m.-4 p.m.
Steven Magro Photo
Steven
Magro
Stagehand
Student Union, Events, and Conference Services
Expertise
Expertise - Responsible for the implementation of rental needs in the student union and surrounding buildings, as well as providing crew assistance for large events.
Education

BFA in Theatre Design - University of Connecticut

Background

Steven was born and raised in CT, and has recently moved to Chicago to pursue design opportunities, and higher education. 

5500 N St. Louis Ave
Chicago, IL 60625
United States

Phone
Office Hours
8:30am-4:30pm
Jose Aguinaga
Jose
Aguinaga
Building Services Sub-foreman
Student Union, Events, and Conference Services
Expertise
Facilitates the daily operation of our department, including event/room setup, technology, and support.
Education

BA Justice Studies, NEIU 2011

Northeastern Illinois University
5500 N. St. Louis
Chicago, IL 60625
United States

Phone
Office Hours
Main office, 8am - 8pm
Chaelecia Cooper
Chaelecia
Y
Cooper
Space Administrator II
Student Union, Events, and Conference Services
Expertise
Event Planner/Scheduler with 15 years of experience
Education

B.A Board of Governors, double Minor in Sociology and Criminal Justice, NEIU '05

Background

Working on a Masters at NEIU in Inner City Studies

Student Union, SU207
5500 North St. Louis Avenue
Chicago, IL 60625
United States

Office Hours
Contact the main office for details or if you need assistance
Davor Palos
Davor
Palos
Special Events Facilitator
Student Union, Events, and Conference Services
Expertise
Produces quality event productions Arranges food and beverage, orders supplies and audiovisual equipment, and ensures appropriate décor for each event Designs some media publicity including posters, flyers, shirts, TV ads and banners. Creates some event videos.
Education

Northeastern University - Bachelors of Arts in Music (Vocal Performance and Guitar) Minor in Philosophy

Pursuing Master’s Degree in Communication, Media and Theater

 

Background

Multi-lingual: fluent in Bosnian or Serbo-Croatian and English.

Skilled in Photoshop, Adobe Indesign and Premier Pro.

 

 

 

 

Additional Information

MUSIC SKILLS

Singing: Baritone. Chorus and Solo Singing

Instruments: Versatile Guitarist, Ukulele, Bass and Basic Piano Skills.

SU 207
5500 N. St. Louis
Chicago, IL 60625
United States

Phone
Office Hours
8:30-4:30