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NIU Board Of Trustees Swears In Former State Lawmaker

Victoria Lunacek
Former Rep. Bob Pritchard (right) is sworn in by NIU Board Chairman Wheeler Coleman.

Former Illinois State Rep. Bob Pritchard joined NIU’s Board of Trustees on Monday.

Pritchard previously served in the state House of Representatives for the 70th District (which encompasses parts of DeKalb, Kane, and Boone Counties) from December 2003 to July of this year. Pritchard says he’s eager to tackle the challenges facing NIU.

“I’m glad to see that we are working diligently on the issues that face this university and that we can take this university to, again, the platform and the direction that we want to go of helping all students succeed and achieve the career vision that they have," he said.

The Board also swore in NIU senior Nathan Hayes as its new student trustee.