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Presidential Search

Northwestern’s Next Chapter

Northwestern’s 17th President will be Michael H. Schill

Michael Schill was selected as Northwestern's next president in August 2022. Read the announcement. 

Northwestern’s Search for a New University President

The Presidential Search Committee advises the Board of Trustees in selecting Northwestern University’s next president. It is charged with building a broad, diverse pool of candidates and conducting outreach and interviews. The committee ultimately will make a recommendation to the Board of Trustees for election of the next president. The committee will solicit input and nominations from the Northwestern community throughout this process.

Position PROFILE

We are confident we will find the best person to guide the University community on the continued upward trajectory of Northwestern’s distinguished reputation.”

Peter Barris, Vice Chair of the Board of Trustees and Chair of the Search Committee