Contact Our Team

Administration Office

Sixth Floor

The HSC administration team establishes the policies and procedures, and safety and security protocols that support the mission of the Holmes Student Center. They provide guidance and encouragement for the HSC management team, oversee building projects, budget, payroll, human resource processes, training and development and represent the HSC on a variety of Student Affairs, NIU and community committees.



Jennifer Manning
Executive Director


David Lochbaum

David Lochbaum
Associate Director for Facilities and Operations


Patti Gingrich

Patricia Gingrich
Administrative Aide


Joe Lifshitz

Joe Lifshitz
Assistant Director for Event Production


Business Office

Main Floor

The Business Office is home to our accounting team. They are responsible for the daily financial operations of the HSC. Staff in this area reconcile the daily retail and dining operations and process billing and accounts payable and receivable for the HSC.


Latisha Newman
Assistant Director of Business Operations


Jane Ensor
Accountant I

Nicole Greenlee
Accounting Clerk

Carol Von Behren
Account Tech III

Ann Wallace
Account Tech II

Campus Activities Board

Ground Floor

The Campus Activities Board (CAB) provides cultural, social, educational and entertainment activities for the NIU community. Executive Board members work with their committees to create and host events such as concerts, trips, comedy shows and more. Ask us how to get involved!


Elina Savoie
Assistant Director for Campus Activities Board

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Mariah Osborne
CAB Graduate Assistant

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Yanira Quezada
CAB Graduate Assistant

Reservations and Event Management

Second Floor

Reservations and Event Management is the starting point for coordinating and planning of events at the Holmes Student Center. This team books space for event clients and coordinate services, including set up, technology, and catering.


Heidi Carlson
Assistant Director of Event Management


Sheree Carlson
Office Support Specialist


Matthew Medwecky
Events Coordinator


Jack stiles

Jack Stiles
Events Administrator Associate


Hotel at Holmes

Ground Floor

Visitors come from far and wide to stay in the center of Huskie Pride. Offering 76 rooms and suites conveniently located for a campus visit, NIU Hotel at Holmes is open to students, parents, faculty and staff, conference guests, and the general public.


Cindy Meeks
Hotel Manager


Amy DeRose
Facility Operations Specialist

Maya Croslow
Housekeeping Supervisor


Vincent Civitello
Main Desk Attendant

Thomas Koron
Main Desk Attendant

Huskie Den


The reimagined Huskie Den features a bowling and billiards center and grill providing an upscale pub menu for its patrons. Get your game on and enjoy one of the best burgers in the DeKalb area.


Terry West
Maintenance Repair Worker

Production and Technology Services


Production and Technology Services is committed to providing personalized technological services that reflect the individual tastes and culture of clients. Their mission is to create the atmosphere and vision that each event coordinator imagines and describes.

Nick Gough
Multimedia Technician


Ray Ortiz
Multimedia Technician


Anthony Solorio
Multimedia Technician


Communications and Design


The Communications and Design team manages communication on HSC social media platforms. Additionally, they create signs for the HSC as well as providing custom signage for event clients.

james huizenga

James Huizenga
Communications Coordinator


Operation Services

Ground Floor

The Holmes Student Center Operation Services staff is responsible for staffing events held in the Student Center. During events, this staff controls event access and provides crowd management. Operation Services ensures a safe, comfortable, and fun environment exists for all guests and staff by monitoring the facility and providing assistance to patrons.


Asante Alvarez
Operation Services Supervisor


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Katelyn Dedic
Graduate Assistant

Sarah Goshko
Operation Services Supervisor


Jeffry Royce

Jeffry Royce
Facility Operations Specialist


Contact Us

Holmes Student Center
Phone: 815-753-1744

340 Carroll Avenue
DeKalb, IL 60115

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