Meet our friendly, professional staff!

(773) 442-4630
Kyle Burke
Kyle
E.
Burke
Director
Student Union, Events, and Conference Services
Expertise
Responsible for the overall leadership of the SUECS department, operations and team. Also serve as Chair of the Commencement Planning Commitee.
Education

BA 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.

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

Phone
Office Hours
8:30am-4:30pm
Ernie Kimlin
Ernie
Kimlin
Associate Director, Event and Conference Services
Student Union, Events, and Conference Services
Expertise
Assist in the planning and coordination of campus events. Advisor to the Northeastern Programming Board.
Education

BA, Communications, State University of New York - College at Geneseo '96
MA, 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 & Sorority Life, Student Leadership, Residence Life and Student Conduct.

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

Phone
Office Hours
8am-4pm
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Jackie
R
Grinvalds
Assistant Director of Student Union & Information Services
Student Union, Events, and Conference Services
Expertise
Direct all operations of the Information Center, Box Office, and U-pass programs. Manage general operations of Student Union.
Education

B.A., Communication Studies & Sociology, Northwestern University

M.S.Ed., Higher Education & Student Affairs, Indiana University

Background

Previous work experience includes roles in marketing and corporate retail. Higher education and student affairs experiences focus on student unions and operations. 

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

Office Hours
Monday - Friday 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Curriculum Vitae
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
Nick Gajary
Nick
Gajary
Stagehand
Student Union, Events, and Conference Services
Expertise
Install, maintain, and operate technical equipment for conferences, events, and performances
Education

BFA Theatre Arts, The Theatre School at DePaul University, Class of 2010

Background

Theatrical Sound Design, audio engineering, lighting, and rigging

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

Phone
Office Hours
Contact our office for details
Chris Rodriguez
Chris
Rodriguez
Assistant Technical Director
Student Union, Events, and Conference Services
Expertise
Install, maintain, and operate technical equipment for conferences, events, and performances.
Education

Social Justice

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

Phone
Office Hours
Call x4630 for more info
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
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Tom
Scanion
Assistant Technical Director
Student Union, Events, and Conference Services
Expertise
Tom is an audio and technology specialist with years of experience in sound reinforcement and design. He is responsible in assisting with the daily operations of our main spaces, including the Auditorium, Recital Hall, and Student Union. Tom also aides with technical needs of many of our large events.
Education

B.F.A. – Theatre Technology, The Theatre School at DePaul University

Background

Previously the head of audio for the Paramount Theater in Aurora and sound engineer for the Marriott Theater in Lincolnshire, Tom has spent years working at some of the largest theaters in Chicagoland.

 

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

Office Hours
8am-4pm
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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