Board of Executive Advisors

The Board of Executive Advisors (BOEA) of the College of Business is key to the success of the college. As stakeholders, BOEA members represent many types of organizations and geographic regions. Members meet formally twice a year. In addition, members have a partnership with the college that allows us to assist each other in many ways.

At each meeting, members are asked to provide the college with advice on a variety of matters, including:

  • Strategic planning
  • Hiring and promotion practices
  • Global business issues
  • Workplace diversity
  • Assessment areas

The college has a long history of using these ideas to make our curriculum and operations reflective of good business practice. Board members are highly respected by the faculty, administration and students as facilitators, speakers and voluntary financial supporters of the College of Business.

Message From the Dean

The Board of Executive Advisors (BOEA) of the NIU College of Business plays a key role in helping the college identify strategic initiatives, develop ties with business partners, keep its curriculum current and relevant, and strengthen student and faculty relationships with current business practice. Since its inception in 1979, the BOEA has played a major role in shaping the direction of the college.

Our board members contribute a significant amount of time, energy, effort and attention to their role in advising the college. Members commit to a minimum three-year term, but most sign up for a second term and then remain as associate members indefinitely. As the dean of the college, I am very appreciative of the knowledge base and leadership experience the membership offers. It will be my pleasure to work with the BOEA to move the College of Business forward in the years ahead.

Balaji Rajagopalan, Dean
College of Business
brajagopalan@niu.edu

View or download board meeting minutes. Questions can be directed to Noca Ervin at nervin1@niu.edu.

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BOEA Meeting Schedule

Questions regarding the BOEA's meeting schedule can be directed to Noca Ervin at nervin1@niu.edu or 815-753-1757.