Student Experience

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. 


 Our team is ready to make your experience at NLU amazing!

 (Pictured from left: Jose Marroquin, Danielle Laban, Amanda DaSilva, Jose Reyes)



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

As university judicial officer, Amanda investigates and manages cases in the Student Disciplinary Hearing & Appeals process and is responsible for maintaining and updating NLU policies in the Student Guidebook. Amanda also 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. 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.



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    NLU’s Chicago campus on South Michigan Avenue occupies five floors of the historic Peoples Gas Building. This landmark building, across the street from the Art Institute of Chicago and Grant Park, is easily accessible by train, bus and car and is surrounded by restaurants, parking lots/garages and shops.

    122 S. Michigan Avenue
    Chicago, IL 60603
    (888) 658.8632
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    Conveniently located in a fast-growing business district off I-90 and Route 31, NLU Elgin features 10 classrooms with high-tech media equipment; a computer lab with high-speed Internet access; two conference rooms; and comfortable student lounges. Parking is free at this recently remodeled and upgraded teaching site, which now includes wireless Internet access.

    620 Tollgate Road
    Elgin, IL 60123
    (888) 658.8632
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    Opened in the summer of 2006, NLU North Shore at Skokie is a state-of-the-art modern campus located just off the Edens Expressway near the Old Orchard Shopping Center. The campus includes 44 wireless classrooms equipped with high-tech media equipment; four computer labs with high-speed Internet access, including a walk-in lab in the library; six conference rooms; a public café for beverages and snacks; a student welcome center; a library for research and study; and multiple, comfortable student lounge areas.

    5202 Old Orchard Road
    Skokie, IL 60077
    (888) 658.8632
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    Located just minutes from the East-West Tollway (I-88), NLU Lisle features 42 wireless classrooms equipped with high-tech media equipment; four computer labs with high-speed Internet access, including a separate walk-in lab in the library; a café for beverages and snacks; a student welcome center; a library for research and study; conference rooms; and six comfortable student lounge areas with wireless access.

    850 Warrenville Road
    Lisle, IL 60532
    (888) 658.8632
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    Located in one of Chicago's major northwest suburbs, the newly renovated NLU Wheeling includes 20 classrooms with high-tech media equipment, four conference rooms, four computer labs with high-speed Internet access, large student lounge areas with wireless capabilities and interactive video capabilities, and an extensive research library. The site also houses the university library research collection.

    1000 Capitol Drive
    Wheeling, IL 60090
    (888) 658.8632
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    Established in 1988 and located in one of the city's major business districts, NLU's Florida Regional Center serves students in 13 counties in central Florida. In addition to six classrooms, this location features a conference room, a computer lab with high-speed Internet access, an extensive research library and comfortable student lounges.

    5110 Eisenhower Boulevard Suite 102
    Tampa, FL 33634
    (800) 366.6581
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    NLU's Milwaukee campus has a proud history of serving graduate students in education in southeastern Wisconsin. Nearly one in five certified Wisconsin teachers looks to NLU for graduate education programs – more than any other university in the state. In addition to classrooms with high-tech media equipment, the campus offers a state-of-the-art computer lab with wireless Internet access and an extensive IDS research library.

    12000 West Park Place, Suite 100
    Milwaukee, WI 53224-3007
    (414) 577.2658
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