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Leadership and Administration

Supporting our mission and community.

With strong direction and administrative support, our large university runs smoothly.

Learn more about our leadership, as well as key administrative offices such as Human Resources and Information Technology.

University Leadership

President Morton Schapiro and Provost Jonathan Holloway lead Northwestern, which is governed by a Board of Trustees.

Senior administration at Northwestern

  • Morton O. Schapiro, President
  • Jonathan Holloway, Provost
  • Rob Asghar, Director of Presidential Communications
  • Pamela S. Beemer, Vice President for Human Resources
  • Paul Castellucci, Vice President of Budget and Planning
  • Stephanie Graham, Vice President and General Counsel
  • Dévora Grynspan, Vice President for International Relations
  • Craig Johnson, Senior Vice President for Business and Finance
  • Bruce C. Layton, Special Assistant to the President for Government Relations
  • Eugene Y. Lowe, Jr., Assistant to the President
  • Marilyn McCoy, Vice President for Administration and Planning
  • William H. McLean, Vice President and Chief Investment Officer
  • Robert E. McQuinn, Vice President for Alumni Relations and Development
  • Eric G. Neilson, Vice President for Medical Affairs
  • Julie Payne-Kirchmeier, Interim Vice President of Student Affairs
  • James J. Phillips, Combe Family Vice President for Athletics and Recreation
  • Judith Remington, Director for the Office of the President and Assistant to the President
  • Sean B. Reynolds, Vice President for Information Technology and Chief Information Officer
  • Joseph Jay Walsh, Vice President for Research
  • Jeri Ward, Vice President for Global Marketing and Communications
  • Christopher Watson, Assistant Vice President of Student Outreach and Dean of Undergraduate Admission


  • Everette E. Dennis, Northwestern University in Qatar
  • David Figlio, School of Education and Social Policy
  • Thomas F. Gibbons, School of Professional Studies
  • Kathleen Hagerty (Interim), Kellogg School of Management
  • Toni-Marie Montgomery, Henry and Leigh Bienen School of Music
  • Eric G. Neilson, Feinberg School of Medicine
  • Barbara J. O'Keefe, School of Communication
  • Julio M. Ottino, Robert R. McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science
  • Sarah M. Pritchard, Libraries
  • Adrian W. B. Randolph, Judd A. and Marjorie Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences
  • Charles Whitaker, Medill School of Journalism, Media, Integrated Marketing Communications
  • Teresa Woodruff, The Graduate School
  • Kimberly Yuracko, Pritzker School of Law

Human Resources

Northwestern employs more than 8,800 full-time faculty and staff members who take advantage of excellent retirement and health care benefits as well as educational assistance. It's a great place to work.

Information Technology

Technology is integrated into all aspects of life at Northwestern. Offices like Northwestern University Information Technology (IT) provide technical support and computing assistance for students, faculty and staff.

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