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Jenny Chaitkin Puchtel

Assistant Provost for Administration and Finance

Jenny Puchtel smiles into the camera

Jenny Chaitkin Puchtel returned to the Office of the Provost in June 2019.

As Assistant Provost for Administration and Finance, Jenny oversees business operations, including budget and planning, financial administration, and human resources, for the Office of the Provost and its 25-plus administrative reporting units. She also works to ensure ongoing alignment of Office of the Provost resources and strategic priorities through the office’s resource planning and position management processes.

Jenny previously served as Director in Northwestern’s Office of Organizational Strategy and Change, where she facilitated a broad range of initiatives with schools and administrative units. She led project work teams to assess organizational challenges and identified opportunities to improve structures, operations and processes. Jenny first joined Northwestern in 2014 as Manager of Accreditation in the Office of the Provost, directing the University’s decennial accreditation review by the Higher Learning Commission.

Earlier in her career, Jenny worked as a consultant in Huron’s Higher Education practice and at Deloitte.

Jenny is a dual graduate of Northwestern, with a Bachelor's Degree in Economics and a Master’s Degree in Higher Education Administration and Policy.

Phone: 847-491-3481