There's a lot happening at NLU outside the classroom. The Office of Student Experience is committed to your personal and professional development through student organizations, volunteer opportunities, wellness programs, leadership workshops, honor societies, networking, building community with fellow students and more! We can help you learn, grow and make a difference on campus or in the community.
Are you ready to RISE?
Our new team is ready to make your experience at NLU amazing!
Danielle Laban, Director of Student Experience
Danielle leads the Office of Student Experience to achieve an exceptional experience for NLU students outside of the classroom. Danielle brings 13 years of student affairs experience to NLU with a go-getter attitude that has the students' best interests at heart. While at NLU, Danielle has implemented a fully online orientation, text alerts, and counseling services to focus on student success. Before NLU, Danielle worked in student affairs at Colorado Technical University and the University of Northern Colorado. She received a B.A. degree in Psychology at University of Northern Colorado and earned her M.A. in Training & Development from Roosevelt University.
Amanda DaSilva, Associate Director of Student Development
Amanda coordinates resources and facilitates programming related to Safe Zone, the National Society of Leadership and Success, volunteer opportunities, wellness, professional development and off-campus housing. As university judicial officer, Amanda manages cases in the Student Disciplinary Hearing & Appeals process and is responsible for maintaining and updating Standards of Conduct & Student Discipline in the Student Guidebook. Prior to joining NLU, Amanda worked in student affairs at The University of Texas at Austin and Northwestern University. She received B.A. degrees in Sociology and Criminal Justice from La Salle University and earned her J.D. from Notre Dame Law School.
Jose Marroquin, Associate Director of Student Engagement
Jose is the primary advisor for NLU’s registered student organizations. In addition, he oversees the yearly student awards recognition program, assists with the administration of the UPASS program, and co-coordinates NLU’s commencement ceremony. Jose supervises several departmental student assistants and student interns within the NLU Student Center. Also, he volunteers as the Director of Events for the Illinois College Personnel Association and is the Greek Liaison for the Latin Network within the American College Personnel Association. Prior to NLU, Jose worked at Illinois State University and Ball State University in areas of residence life and student life. He received a B.S. degree in Law Enforcement from Western Illinois University and obtained an M.A. in Student Affairs Administration from Ball State University.
Jose Reyes, Lead, Response Center - Chicago
Jose provides assistance to all incoming visitors to the university, over the phone and by email. He manages the second floor front desk on the Chicago Campus and communicates information regarding UPASS, commencement and general inquiries about the campus/university. Jose has had vast customer service experience, working previously at the Department of Homeland Security and Old Navy. As Lead Response Center Representative, Jose sets the example and strives to provide a great customer experience to everyone he assists. Jose attended the University of Illinois and completed his Undergraduate degree in Business Administration at NLU.
Jennifer Kozuch, Response Center Representative- Wheeling
Jennifer is a firm believer that excellent service for all students is the key to academic success. During the 2013-2014 school year, Jennifer was an active Student Worker in the Office of Student Experience at the Chicago Campus. Jennifer exemplified compassion and leadership that earned her the NLU 2014 Student Leader of the Year Award. In 2014, Jennifer transitioned to a full time role in the NLU Response Center in Wheeling, where she continues to employ her philosophy of professional kindness. Jennifer is currently finishing her B.A. in Applied Behavioral Science and plans to begin a Master’s in Clinical Mental Health Counseling in Winter 2015.
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