Richard Escalante: Alumni Vice President
’74, Political Science; ’78, M.A.P.A.
Richard Escalante retired as vice chancellor of administrative services for the University of North Texas System, where he was responsible for campus master planning, construction and land acquisition for the 37,000-student multi-campus system. Prior to that, he was a city manager for 25 years.
He has received numerous awards, including the Distinguished Alumni Award from the NIU College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.
In addition to serving on the NIU Alumni Board of Directors, Rich chairs the NIU College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Advisory Council.
The St. Charles resident earned a B.A. in political science in 1974 from NIU and an M.A. in public affairs in 1978 from his alma mater.