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About the Office

Since the University's founding in 1853, the Office of the President has worked to foster excellent teaching, innovative research, and personal and intellectual growth of students in a diverse academic community.

Learn more about us.

Special projects

A variety of projects and initiatives are managed by the Office of the President, including the Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship and the One Book One Northwestern Community reading program. Explore these programs.

Past presidents

Northwestern's presidential history dates back to 1853. Learn about the University's past presidents. 

President's senior staff

Senior leadership from across the University comprise President Michael Schill's senior staff. See all members of this leadership team.