Daniel López Jr. has been hired as Northeastern Illinois University’s next Vice President for Student Affairs.
López, who currently serves as associate vice president for Student Affairs, has more than 20 years of demonstrated success in higher education administration in both academic and student support services. His appointment will take effect on Jan. 1, 2016.
“Dr. López’s extensive experience will provide a strong foundation as we continue to focus strategically on student success at Northeastern,” Northeastern President Sharon Hahs said. “He will build on efforts to develop strong partnerships with Academic Affairs and the surrounding community. He will bring all areas together to enhance each student’s experience at Northeastern.”
López has served in various capacities at Northeastern, including dean of Academic Development and director of El Centro. López also served as director of Intercultural Relations at Lake Forest College and in academic counseling and support services at Illinois State University.
López was the catalyst behind the creation of Northeastern’s Undocumented Students Project and has received national attention for his advocacy work.
He earned a Ph.D. in Higher Education Administration from Illinois State University, a Master of Education in College Student Personnel from Loyola University, a Bachelor of Arts in Communication from the University of Illinois Springfield, and an Associate of Arts from Harold Washington College.