North Central College - Naperville, IL

Message from the President

We’re finally welcoming spring at North Central College. The flowers have bloomed and the campus has come to life with students pedaling their Cardinal red bikes. It was a rough winter in terms of cold and snow, but our faculty and staff, particularly our maintenance department, kept the campus productive and functioning.

New facility enables the sciences to collaborate, teach & research

Schematic designs are nearly complete for a premier science facility that will combine all the departments of the Science Division and transform the entire campus. The floor plans reflect the thoughtful input—and long-held dreams—of faculty who envision how they will teach in the future and address the need for graduates with STEM educations. 

Campus ministry: A celebration of the past, present and future

Twenty years ago an experienced and compassionate pastor with a special energy for social justice and evangelism came to North Central College to become campus chaplain.

Bill Naumann '74

Bill Naumann was featured on the front cover of Attorney Journal. The article discussed his philosophies and the success of his business, The Naumann Law Firm in San Diego, CA.

Kimberly Sluis ’99

Kimberly Sluis has been promoted to vice president of student affairs and dean of students at North Central. In addition to her current responsibilities, she will lead the College’s persistence program with advisement from the student persistence committee, which she will co-chair with Peter Barger, associate academic dean and director of institutional effectiveness and professor of economics and finance. Before coming back to North Central, Sluis was residence hall director at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and a volunteer in the Peace Corps in Ghana.

Keith Matune M ’10

Keith Matune M ’10 was a Republican primary candidate for Illinois House District 81. Matune also has a master’s degree in education from Purdue University. He is currently a social studies teacher at Waubonsee Valley High School in Aurora, IL.

Kimberly Lisanby Barber '77

Kimberly Lisanby Barber is president of the Illinois Principals Association located in Springfield, IL.  Barber is elementary principal at John F. Kennedy and Lincoln schools in Spring Valley, IL.  She will serve a three-year term with the Association. She and her husband Gary live in Mendota, IL.

Mark Kolkman M ’02

Mark Kolkman M ’02 was named principal of Hinsdale Central High School in Hinsdale, IL, for the 2014-2015 school year. He previously served as assistant principal at Neuqua Valley High School in Naperville.

Tim Janecek M ’13

Tim Janecek M ’13 is defensive line coach at Aurora University. As a student-athlete at North Central, he was a four-year letter winner and two-year starter at defensive end for North Central from 2006-2009. He also was a part of four CCIW championship teams and three teams which qualified for NCAA Division III Championship competition.

Jim Sporleder '73

Jim Sporleder retired from Allstate Insurance Company in Northbrook, IL, after 34 years of employment in the law and regulation department. As vice president and assistant general counsel, he supervised the company's legal issues. In retirement, Sporleder will become an active participant in reinsurance industry arbitrations as a certified ARIAS arbitrator. He and his wife Cathy reside in North Barrington, IL.

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