Vice Provost for Administration and Chief of Staff
Jake Julia assumed the position of Vice Provost for Administration and Chief of Staff on December 1, 2017. Jake was formerly the Associate Provost for Academic Initiatives, while retaining his position of Associate Vice President for Change Management, leading the Office of Change Management.
Julia joined Northwestern in 1996 as Director of Planning and Special Projects in the Office of Administration and Planning. In 2000, he was appointed Assistant Vice President for Change Management at the University and asked to lead the newly created Office of Change Management. Reporting jointly to the Provost and the Senior Vice President for Business and Finance, he has led the Office in facilitating numerous major change initiatives across the University, including the integration of Student Financial Services, the restructuring of administrative functions within The Graduate School, the replacement of the former GRATS program with the Research Assistants Scholarship (RAS) program, the creation, with Human Resource Development, of the new department chairs leadership development process, and multiple other efforts within and across Northwestern's schools and central support units. Julia became Associate Vice President in 2005. He is also a lecturer in both the School of Education and Social Policy and the School of Continuing Studies.
Jake Julia, Vice Provost for Administration and Chief of Staff
1800 Sherman, Suite 100, Evanston Campus
Phone: 847 491-2912