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Company Overview of Northwestern University

Company Overview

Northwestern University is an educational and research institution. The institution offers undergraduate, graduate and professional, and summer session courses. It focuses on art and science, social science, engineering, journalism, law, management, medicine, music, medicine, and performing arts studies. Northwestern University was founded in 1851 and is based in Evanston, Illinois with an additional campus in Chicago, Illinois.

633 Clark Street

Evanston, IL 60208

United States

Founded in 1851

Phone:

847-491-3741

Key Executives for Northwestern University

President
Age: 60
Provost and Professor
Chief Financial Officer
Age: 64
Dean of Medill School of Journalism
Executive Director of Technology Transfer Program
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

Northwestern University Key Developments

Northwestern University Announces Executive Appointments

Northwestern University announced that it administrators were elected vice presidents by the University's Board of Trustees at the recent board meeting. Named as vice presidents were Pamela Beemer, James Hurley, Ronald Nayler and Ingrid Stafford. All were previously associate vice presidents. Beemer joined the university in 2007 as the associate vice president for human resources and has extensive strategic leadership and management experience in all areas of human resources. Prior to joining the university, she served as the assistant vice president for human resources at Michigan State University and also held an appointment as an adjunct faculty member in the MSU School of Labor Relations and Human Resources. Hurley joined Northwestern in 2006 as associate vice president for budget and planning. He came from Brandeis University where he was the vice president for budget and planning. Prior to Brandeis, he worked at New York University's Steinhardt School of Education as associate dean for administration and finance. Hurley serves as the University's budget officer. Reporting to the executive vice president, he heads a team of 12, each with responsibility of coordinating the development and management of the University's $2 billion budget in partnership with the network of school and unit budget managers across the University. Nayler, who came to Northwestern in 1997, was the University's first associate vice president for facilities management. In that role, he leads the facilities functions of the University and oversees the planning, design and construction, and renovation of buildings on Northwestern's campuses. He is a member of the university’s Sustainability Council and co-chair of the University's Classroom Committee. Prior to joining the university, Nayler was the associate vice president for facilities at the State University of New York at Buffalo from 1989 to 1997. He also held facilities positions at the University of Massachusetts Amherst and the University of Connecticut. Stafford has been associate vice president for financial operations and treasurer since 2006. She joined the university in 1977 as assistant to the senior vice president for business and finance and has held several positions, including associate vice president and controller from 1993 to 2006. She is responsible for nine functions comprising treasury, financial operations, insurance, student financial services and business continuity planning. She coordinates the University's relationships with Moody's, Standard and Poor's, and Fitch in maintaining the University's AAA credit ratings.

Northwestern University Presents at BIO-Europe 2014, Nov-04-2014 03:40 PM

Northwestern University Presents at BIO-Europe 2014, Nov-04-2014 03:40 PM. Venue: Portalhaus Messe Frankfurt, Strasse der Nationen, 60327 Frankfurt, Germany.

Northwestern University Appoints Leonidas Platanias as Director of Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center

Northwestern University announced that Leonidas Platanias has been appointed as director of the Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center. Platanias joined Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine in 2002, as the Lurie Cancer Center's first deputy director. As permanent director, he will continue in that vein, driving the center's expansion and maintaining its reputation as a premiere venue for research, clinical care and collaboration. Platanias will oversee both the clinical operations in the Lurie Cancer Center and growing basic science research programs, including programs to translate basic and clinical research into personalized medicine. Before arriving at Feinberg, Platanias was the chief of the division of hematology/oncology at the University of Illinois at Chicago.

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