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Former President Bienen Named to School Board

Henry S. Bienen selected by Rahm Emanuel to help lead Chicago Public Schools

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April 28, 2011
Henry S. Bienen

Henry S. Bienen

EVANSTON, Ill. --- Former Northwestern University president Henry S. Bienen has been named to the Chicago Public Schools leadership team.

Earlier this month Chicago Mayor-elect Rahm Emanuel announced that Bienen would serve as a member of the Chicago Board of Education.  

Bienen, who led Northwestern to increased academic prominence, financial strength, and athletic success, became president emeritus on Sept. 1, 2009. He was elected the University's 15th president on June 13, 1994, and took office on January 1, 1995.

During his tenure, Northwestern faculty and students received numerous academic awards, the endowment quintupled, applications for admission skyrocketed, and the University's reputation grew both nationally and internationally.