Katrina Bell-Jordan as NEIU Interim President


Katrina Bell-Jordan, during Board of Trustees meeting,, Picture from Dan Maurer

Leslie Lozada, Editor in Chief

As announced by the Board of Trustees yesterday in their Friday meeting, Katrina Bell-Jordan has been named the Interim President of NEIU.


Bell-Jordan was one of three finalists presented to the Board of Trustees by the search committee in the search for an Interim President.


Since her arrival at the University 26 years ago, she has served the University in the Communication, Media and Theater department. She later became Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, first at Interim Dean in 2017, then as Dean in 2020.   


Starting July 1, Bell-Jordan will take over from Gloria J. Gibson, whose term is set to end after an earlier decision from the Board of Trustees to not renew her contract as President.