Dr. Nancy M. Vedral
Dr. Nancy M. Vedral received her undergraduate degree in 1957 from Marycrest College in Davenport, Iowa. She received her master’s degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and completed her doctorate at Indiana University in 1964. Nancy taught for three years at Lincolnwood Junior High School in Chicago before serving as the school’s principal. In 1968, she joined NIU as an assistant professor. Nancy taught for eleven years and was the first female chair of the Department of Curriculum and Instruction. She then served in administrative positions before retiring as the Dean of Continuing Education in 1994. During her twenty-four years of service to NIU, Nancy served as the university’s faculty representative to the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) for thirteen years and was also vice president of the faulty senate. Nancy also served the community of DeKalb as a long-standing member of the Planning Commission.