American Association of University Professors Names Panel to Investigate National Louis University

July 17, 2012

Dr. Nivine Megahed                                                                                                                        President                                                                                                                                      National Louis University                                                                                                                  122 South Michigan Avenue                                                                                                              Chicago, Illinois 60603

This is to follow-up the July 10th letter of my colleague Robert Kreiser concerning the general secretary’s decision to authorize an investigation into issues of Association concern at National Louis University. As you know, we are currently working out the schedule for our investigating committee’s visit to the university.

In the meantime, we want to notify you and others that members of the committee, which I am staffing, consists of the following individuals:

Professor Kerry E. Grant, chair                                                                                                 Department of Mathematics                                                                                                   Southern Connecticut State University

Professor Patricia A. Simpson                                                                                                         Institute of Human Resources and Industrial Relations                                                              Loyola University of Chicago

Professor Diane C. Zannoni                                                                                                      Department of Economics                                                                                                           Trinity College (Conn.)

We will be writing again shortly to inform you of the proposed dates for the committee’s visit.


Anita Levy, Ph.D.                                                                                                                              Associate Secretary

cc: Mr. Richard M. Ross, Jr., Chair, Board ofTrustees                                                                 Dr. Christine J. Quinn, Provost                                                                                                        Dr. Walter Roettger, Dean, College ofArts and Sciences                                                             Dr. Alison R. Hilsabeck, Dean, National College of Education                                                 Mr. Thomas R. Bergmann, Vice President of Human Resources                                   Professor Timothy Collins, Chair, Faculty Senate                                                             Professor Rudy H. Fichtenbaum, AAUP President                                                                  Professor Todd Price, President, NLU Chapter  AAUP                                                    Professor Michael Harkins, President, Illinois Conference AAUP                                 Professor Peter N. Kirstein, Chair, Illinois Conference Committee A on Academic Freedom and Tenure

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