Executive Director, Neighborhood and Community Relations
1603 Orrington Ave, Suite 1730
Evanston, IL 60201
My name is Alan Anderson, and as the Executive Director of Neighborhood and Community Relations, I serve as the University’s primary liaison to the Evanston community. Reporting to the Executive Vice President and working in close partnership with the Special Assistant to the President for Government Relations, my role is to be a key strategic advisor to senior leadership and create opportunities for the University to build strong, supportive partnerships with Evanston residents, community organizations, schools, civic and business groups, and local government.
One of the best things about my role is the opportunity to meet so many great members of the Evanston community. From strategizing with local business leaders about how to leverage Northwestern’s economic impact to engaging with those that run the incredible nonprofits in our community, I enjoy being the liaison between Northwestern University and Evanston. By helping to connect people and organizations to the variety of resources provided by the University, we create a stronger, more unified community that benefits all of its members.
I look forward to hearing from you and learning how Neighborhood and Community Relations can best assist you or your organization.