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Dr. Eddie R. Williams

Wrong Dr. Eddie R. Williams?

Executive Vice President of Busin...

Northern Illinois University
148 North Third Street
Dekalb , Illinois 60115
United States

Company Description: Founded in 1895, Northern Illinois University (NIU) opened its doors in 1899 with a single building, 16 full-time faculty and 173 students pursuing teaching...   more

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  • Ph.D. , Mathematics
    Columbia University
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The FBI and other authorities ..., 22 Feb 2014 [cached]
The FBI and other authorities spent a day searching the NIU police department in March 2013 under a board warrant that emcompassed years' of records and specifically named Grady and former NIU Chief of Operations Eddie Williams.
Northern Illinois Proton Treatment & Research Center: Board of Managers, 17 Oct 2013 [cached]
Eddie R. Williams Executive Vice President for Business and Finance, and Chief of Operations, Northern Illinois University
Eddie Williams is the Executive Vice President of Business & Finance and Chief of Operations for Northern Illinois University. In this capacity, Dr. Williams is responsible for all business, fiscal, budgetary and facility matters as well as oversight of all operational aspects of the university. Upon obtaining his Ph.D. in Mathematics from Columbia University in New York, Dr. Williams accepted an academic faculty position at NIU where after achieving tenure and promotion he pursued his interest in a university administrative role. This career path has allowed Dr. Williams to serve NIU in a variety of positions including Assistant to the University President, Associate Director and Director of Budget and Planning, Acting Vice President for Administrative Affairs, and Vice President/Senior Vice President for Finance & Facilities. Dr. Williams has also served as the Treasurer of the NIU Board of Trustees.
Williams takes leave of ..., 9 Mar 2013 [cached]
Williams takes leave of absence
One section seeks communications between Grady, who was recently fired, and NIU Vice President Eddie Williams, who on Friday went on a paid leave of absence. (AP)
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DeKALB Top Northern Illinois University administrator Eddie Williams was placed on a paid leave of absence Friday in light of a federal investigation that is probing both the school and the low-income housing development Edens Gardens that Williams has developed.
NIU President John Peters said in a statement Friday that Williams, chief of operations and executive vice president of finance and facilities, had agreed to step aside until there is a resolution to the investigation, which started Wednesday morning when FBI, state police and officials from two other federal agencies collected years worth of materials from the NIU Police Department.
Dr. Williams has been integral to our success, and we have the highest regard for his 42-year commitment to Northern Illinois University, Peters said in a statement.
Williams will continue to be paid his $303,684 annual salary while on leave.
Dr. Williams is cooperating fully with the authorities and Edens Gardens has provided all materials requested.
The only connection, Fox said, was Grady reported to Williams as a subordinate.
DeKalb City Manager Mark Biernacki said Williams was one of the principals of the project, and was the lead applicant in getting the area zoned by the DeKalb City Council.
Stepping in for Williams will be Steve Cunningham, vice president of administration and human resource services.
The Daily Chronicle in DeKalb ..., 21 May 2013 [cached]
The Daily Chronicle in DeKalb reports that Eddie Williams will retire May 31. He is the DeKalb school's executive vice president for finance and chief of operations. He has been with the school for 43 years. Williams took a leave of absence on March 8 after the FBI start investigating police records concerning a housing development he owns.
Williams started at NIU in 1970 as an assistant professor of mathematics.
Williams, NIU's ..., 22 May 2013 [cached]
Williams, NIU's executive vice president for finance and facilities and chief of operations, plans to retire May 31 after a 43-year career with NIU. Officials have not said if or how Williams will be replaced.
Steve Cunningham, who has been overseeing NIU's Finance and Facilities Department, will continue to do so after Williams retires, said Paul Palian, NIU director of media and public relations.
Williams took a leave of absence March 8, after an FBI investigation into police records and communication between Williams and former NIU Police Chief Donald Grady concerning Eden's Gardens, a housing development Williams owns.
For now, Williams will assist the university in finance and budgetary matters, Palian said.
That was because no charges have been leveled against Williams or anyone else in the investigation, he said.
The warrant, which sought years' worth of police records as well as all communications between Williams and former Police Chief Donald Grady regarding Eden's Gardens.
• Note: This story was changed to reflect that Williams was named in an extensive federal search warrant served on the NIU Police, as well as that Wiliams plans to retire May 31, 2013.
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