As the administrative assistant for Education Systems Center, LaTonya Hicks is responsible for assisting the Executive Director and staff in the daily operations of the organization through performing general admin duties and serving as the point person for external communication.

LaTonya first joined Northern Illinois University in November of 2017, as the office manager at the Center for Child Welfare and Education, where she assisted the Director of the Center, Education Advisor’s and Post-Secondary Education Specialist, in a collaborative effort with DCFS, assisting children and families involved in the foster care system across the state of Illinois. Prior to joining NIU, LaTonya worked as a Practice Manager and Sr. Administrative Assistant in the medical field and as the Sr. Administrative Assistant at McGraw-Hill Higher Education.