Elk Grove District 59 appoints key finance official
Vickie Nissen, a school official in DuPage County, has been named the new assistant superintendent of business services/chief school business official for Elk Grove Township Elementary District 59.
She will assume the post for the 2015-16 school year.
She was selected from a pool of more than 25 candidates after a screening interview, and two rounds of interviews with a representative group of staff, building administrators, district administrators and board members.
Nissen for the past six years has served as the assistant superintendent, chief school business official, in Lombard School District 45. Prior to joining District 45, she had a similar role in Aurora School District 129 and Downers Grove School District 58.
In all, she has served as an assistant superintendent of business/finance services for more than 15 years. She also spent seven years as director of business/operation in West Chicago and Woodridge.
Nissen has a bachelor's degree in finance from Northeastern Illinois University, a master's degree in administration from Northern Illinois University, and is currently a doctoral candidate at Aurora University.
She has been very active in the Illinois Association of School Business Officials and has participated in the Legislative Education Network of DuPage and currently is the co-chair of the Senate Bill 16 working committee for this group.