NIU announces new VP of Administration And Finance

Jan 16, 2015

Credit NIU Today
Northern Illinois University's new vice president of administration and finance says maintaining enrollment and making the school competitive are challenges. 

Alan Phillips will take over the post at the DeKalb school on March 1. The 59-year-old Philips will report directly to President Douglas Baker and oversee the school's daily operations and $400 million budget. 

He moves to NIU from his post as executive deputy director and chief financial officer for the Illinois Board of Higher Education. It comes at a time when enrollment declines and dropping state funding are problems for public universities.

Baker says in a news release that Phillips is a "strong collaborator with a track record" of effectiveness in leading academic and business programs at schools during tough fiscal times.