Director of Governmental Affairs


Benjamin Donovan

Campus Life Building Suite 180Q
Dekalb, IL 60115
(815) 753-1931
Office Hours:
Mon. 12:30PM - 2:30PM
Tues. 3:30PM - 4:30 PM 
Wed. 12:30 - 4:30PM
Thurs. 1:30 - 2:30PM
Fri. By Appointment

Hello Huskies! My name is Benjamin Donovan and I have the pleasure of serving as your Director of Governmental Affairs for the 2014-2015 academic year. I am going to be a senior this year, and I am double-majoring in Political Science and History.

I live and breathe politics, and have been working to increase my political connections and knowledge the entire time I have been at NIU. In 2012, I interned on a State Senate race in my native Rockford. I followed that with an internship in the Rockford District Office of Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17). This past summer I had the honor of being one of NIU’s congressional interns, working in the Office of Congressman Bill Foster (IL-11) in Washington, D.C. I have also been involved in local DeKalb politics, networking at a county level and involving myself in various political groups on campus.

I look forward to using the skills and connections I have acquired through my experiences to increase student awareness about this year’s elections, local non-profits, and how state policies affect students, among other things.


Benjamin Donovan