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2-130 Rebecca Crown Center
633 Clark Street
Evanston, Illinois 60208

Phone: 847.491.7456
Fax: 847.467.3104
E-mail: nu-president@northwestern.edu

Please e-mail or phone Judi Remington or Geneva Danko for scheduling inquiries (see contact information below).

President's Office Staff

Name Title Phone Email
Judith Remington
Director, Office of the President and Assistant to the President 847.491.8413 j-remington@northwestern.edu
Eugene Y. Lowe, Jr Assistant to the President 847.491.5255 eyljr@northwestern.edu
Lisa Blaskowski Project Coordinator of Special Projects 847.467.5997 lisa.blaskowski@northwestern.edu
Nancy Cunniff Director, One Book One Northwestern 847.467.2294 n-cunniff@northwestern.edu
Geneva Danko Administrative Team Lead 847.491.7456 g-danko@northwestern.edu
Katie Martin Administrative Assistant 847.491.7556 k-martin@northwestern.edu
Paula Peterson Administrative Assistant 847.491.8480 paula.peterson@northwestern.edu
Katie Salvatore Receptionist and Administrative Assistant 847.491.8400 katie.salvatore@northwestern.edu

Meet the Staff

Judith Remington

Judith Remington

Director, Office of the President and Assistant to the President

Email: j-remington@northwestern.edu
Phone: 847.491.8413

Judith Remington, in her current role as director and assistant to the president, has operational responsibilities and manages the staff of the President’s Office. While managing daily processes in the office, which include event, travel and financial oversight, she also strategically plans ahead and responds to matters that arise on an ad hoc basis.  She serves as a member of President Schapiro’s Senior Staff and liaises with various constituents including but not limited to University students, parents, faculty, staff and community members.  Judith provides the framework and structure to assure that the president has background materials to prepare for his meetings in a productive and effective manner and prioritizes the many demands on the president’s calendar to accommodate requests as appropriate. She is in close communication with the President’s Senior Staff in order to maintain an understanding of the University’s strategic direction and to assist in guiding processes as necessary.

Judith joined Northwestern in 1993 as assistant to the dean of academic affairs, Mark Satterthwaite, at the Kellogg School of Management, and was soon promoted to academic affairs coordinator. Henry Bienen, the 15th president of Northwestern University, recruited her to join the Office of the President in 1995.

She earned a BS from Loyola University, double majoring in psychology and Spanish. She also obtained an MBA from Loyola University and an MS in higher education administration and policy from Northwestern University’s School of Education and Social Policy.

Eugene Y. Lowe, Jr

Eugene Y. Lowe, Jr

Assistant to the President

Email: eyljr@northwestern.edu
Phone: 847.491.5255

Eugene Y. Lowe, Jr. has served as assistant to the president of Northwestern University since 1999. He joined the senior administration of the University in 1995 as associate provost for faculty affairs. He also holds faculty appointments in the Religious Studies Department in Northwestern’s Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences and the School of Education and Social Policy, where he teaches regularly in the master's program in higher education administration and policy.

As assistant to the president, he oversees University program initiatives designed to enhance community and diversity in the University, coordinates the work of the faculty committee on recreational and intercollegiate athletics, and represents the University president internally and externally. He has served as principal investigator for the Mellon postdoctoral program in the humanities since 1996, and chaired University-wide committees on the status of underrepresented minorities and integrity in intercollegiate athletics. In 2008-2009, he began serving as the coordinator of the Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship Program.

A historian of American religion, his writings about religion, race and American culture have appeared in a number of books and journals including the recently published "Encyclopedia of Religion in America" (CQ Press, 2010). His book, “Promise and Dilemma: Perspectives on Racial Diversity and Higher Education” (Princeton University Press, 1999) is based on work sponsored by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Externally, he represents Northwestern on the Faculty Advisory Council of the Illinois Board of Higher Education and on the Senior Diversity Officers Group of the Committee on Institutional Cooperation.

Lisa Blaskowski

Lisa Blaskowski

Project Coordinator of Special Projects

Email:  lisa.blaskowski@northwestern.edu
Phone: 847.467.5997

Lisa J. Blaskowski assumed the role of Project Coordinator of Special Projects at Northwestern University in July 2015. Her key priorities include undergraduate mentoring in academia and research, fostering diversity in the academy, and celebrating secondary and post-secondary teaching and learning.

In the Office of the President, Blaskowski coordinates the Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship (MMUF) program, the Distinguished Secondary Teacher Award (DSTA) program and the PhD Preparation Program. She also provides direct support for University commencement, honors ceremony, and the Presidential Directive on Intercollegiate Athletics, among other academic projects and initiatives. Additionally, she serves on the Committee on Athletics and Recreation and the One Book One Northwestern Committee.

Blaskowski received an AB in philosophy and biopsychology, cognition and neuroscience (BCN) from the University of Michigan and an MS with distinction in higher education administration and policy from Northwestern University. Her research interests include doctoral student mentorship, institutional governance and representation of minority students in doctoral STEM disciplines.

Nancy M. Cunniff

Nancy M. Cunniff

Director, One Book One Northwestern

Email:  n-cunniff@northwestern.edu

Phone: 847.467.2294

Nancy M. Cunniff joined Northwestern in 2010 as coordinator of One Book One Northwestern, a program aimed at engaging the campus in a common conversation centered on a carefully chosen, thought-provoking book. During her tenure she has elevated the “One Book” brand to become a signature University program involving the entire campus. Each year she develops new strategies, partnerships and programs centered on the annual theme. A hallmark of the initiative includes a humanities festival that fosters interdisciplinary conversation and community. She supervises all logistics surrounding every event including campus visits from high-profile speakers.

Cunniff also serves as a Hobart House Fellow (Women’s Residential College) and is a graduate of the first Change Makers class, a University community formed to understand social identities and apply that understanding and cultural competency to create more inclusive classrooms, departments and centers.

Nancy received her BA from the University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign and has been a lifelong member of the Evanston community. She is currently a member of the Evanston Township High School Educational Foundation Board and has been an active member of the Woman’s Club of Evanston for more than 20 years, serving as President in 2002.

Geneva Danko

Geneva Danko

Administrative Team Lead

Email: g-danko@northwestern.edu
Phone: 847.491.7456

Geneva Danko joined the Office of the President in June 2011, when she transitioned from teaching to higher education administration.  In her role as Administrative Team Lead, Geneva maintains the President’s calendar and oversees the processing of correspondence.  She organizes the office’s resources and files, as well as guides the department’s communications, resulting in increased efficiency and collaboration.  Geneva provides support to the President and Director on special projects and co-manages the office's temporary staff.

Geneva has a BA in international and area studies and Spanish language and literature from Kalamazoo College, and is expected to earn an MS in higher education administration and policy from Northwestern’s School of Education and Social Policy in 2016.  She is dedicated to strengthening administrative cooperation and inclusive communities among staff, students, alumni and faculty.

Katie Martin

Katie Martin

Administrative Assistant

Email: k-martin@northwestern.edu
Phone: 847.491.7556

Katie Martin began working in the Office of the President in August 2015.  Her main duties involve coordinating the invitation process for presidential events.  She liaises with various Northwestern constituents as presidential events develop.  She also provides administrative support to the department.  A 2009 graduate of Northwestern, where she majored in English and dramatic studies, she then briefly worked in marketing and event planning in various organizations ranging from the Resorts Casino Hotel, Atlantic City, NJ, to the Hearty Boys Caterers, in Chicago, IL. She is very happy to be working in the Office of the President and to call Northwestern home, once again.

Paula Peterson

Paula Peterson

Administrative Assistant

Email: paula.peterson@northwestern.edu
Phone: 847.491.8480

Paula W. Peterson joined the Office of the President in January 2014. She provides support with financial operations such as paying invoices, generating expense reports, reconciling p-card statements and budgets and creating other reports and gathering data as needed. She also assists in travel arrangements for President Schapiro and copy-edits various documents that come through the office. Paula has a BA from Brandeis University and an MA from the University of Michigan. Prior to joining Northwestern, she worked part-time for many years as a writer and teacher while raising her son. She is a native Chicagoan.

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