Thunderstorm Light Drizzle in Vicinity
37°FThunderstorm Light Drizzle in VicinityFull Forecast

NIU set to inaugurate new president

Published: Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2013 5:00 a.m. CST

DEKALB (AP) — Northern Illinois University's new president is set to be officially inaugurated during a ceremony at the DeKalb school.

Douglas Baker is scheduled to give his inaugural address Wednesday afternoon. School officials say he'll talk about his vision for NIU. Afterward the school will celebrate Baker's inauguration.

Baker took over for former NIU President John Peters this summer. Peters had been president for more than a decade.

Baker is a former provost and executive vice president at the University of Idaho.

___

Online: http://www.niu.edu/inauguration/

Get breaking news sent to your phone. Sign up for text alerts from Sauk Valley Media!

Copyright 2017 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

National video



Reader Poll

There’s a movement afoot in the Illinois Legislature to name former President Barack Obama’s birthday (Aug. 4) as a legal holiday in Illinois. What do you think?
Good idea
Bad idea
Not sure
No opinion