Northern Illinois University announced that College of Education
Dean La Vonne I. Neal has been named associate vice president
for process improvement & operational effectiveness, effective
July 1. Laurie Elish-Piper has agreed to serve as acting dean of
the college beginning at that time, and a national search will be
initiated next fall to recruit the college’s next permanent dean.
The newly-created position, which reports to the vice president of Administration and Finance, will collaborate across campus to develop the strategy and implementation for process engineering efforts at NIU, working with senior leadership to assess gaps in current systems and prioritize enhancements in order to improve operational efficiency and effectiveness.
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