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Mission and Values


Our team helps ensure academic and non-academic units' academic quality, transparency, and integrity of practice by empowering and facilitating data-informed decisions and evidenced actions to advance institutional initiatives and improve the learning environment for student success.


We seek to instill a culture of data-informed decision making, integrating evidenced processes for integrity, and collaborating in an environment accountable for student learning, development, and success.


  1. Agility - We respond promptly and decisively to change, while also working proactively to anticipate future needs.
  2. Efficiency - We strive to work smarter, embracing and integrating resources around us to better serve the institution.
  3. Service - We support, consult, guide, and assist others to achieve mutually beneficial goals to improve institutional efforts and student success.    
  4. Creativity - We approach situations from multiple perspectives and are not afraid to try new, unconventional methods or challenge ideas in collaborative efforts towards achieving goals or creating solutions.
  5. Grit - With diligence and passion, we put in the work and effort required for undertakings, regardless of timing or competing priorities.
  6. Teamwork - We foster an inclusive and respectful environment which leads to effective and collaborative relationships, yielding a diverse base of knowledge, skills, and impactful results.
  7. Equity - we serve the institution with impartiality and fairness, promoting social justice and the success of all students through our work.
  8. Integrity - we operate with an an honest and principled approach, encouraging practice which is of good quality, where quality encompasses meeting or exceeding guidelines.
  9. Accountability - we answer to and are responsible for our work and decisions we make; we promote data-informed accountability with others.
  10. Intentionality - we are deliberate and purposeful in our efforts to serve the needs of an area, the institution, and, ultimately, the best interest of students.

    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 Tampa's major business districts, NLU's Florida Regional Center serves students in 13 counties in central Florida. In addition to its classrooms, the National Louis University Tampa Regional Center features a computer lab, student lounges, and conference room.

    5110 Sunforest Drive, Suite 102
    Tampa, FL 33634
    (800) 366.6581
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