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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



Key Executives for Northwestern University

Age: 61
Provost and Professor
Chief Financial Officer, Chief Administrative Officer, and Senior Vice President of Business and Finance
Age: 65
Dean of Medill School of Journalism
Executive Director of Technology Transfer Program
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2015.

Northwestern University Key Developments

Northwestern University Promotes Stephanie M. Graham to Associate Vice President and Deputy General Counsel

Stephanie M. Graham, currently deputy general counsel at Northwestern University, has been promoted to associate vice president and deputy general counsel for Northwestern University, effective January 1, 2016. Graham has served on numerous University committees, including the strategic planning committee, the leadership and ethics task force, the risk initiative steering committee and many others. She also is an adjunct instructor in the School of Education and Social Policy.

Northwestern Names Philip L. Harris as Vice President and General Counsel

Philip L. Harris, currently a partner at the Chicago law firm of Jenner and Block, LLP, has been appointed as vice president and general counsel for Northwestern University, effective Jan. 1, 2016. Serving as Northwestern's chief legal officer, Harris will provide counsel to the president and the Northwestern University Board of Trustees, as well as direct outside counsel on all cases and issues. He will succeed Thomas G. Cline, who is retiring after 27 years at the University. Harris, brings a strong legal background to the post. He has been a partner at Jenner and Block since 2004 and serves on the firm's management committee and co-chairs the Product Liability and Mass Tort Defense Practice. Throughout his legal career, Harris has defended large companies in substantial and complex product liability, mass tort and commercial cases. He has been the lead attorney in jury trials for those cases. Harris also brings a long history of civic engagement and connections to Northwestern. He is a fellow of Leadership Greater Chicago and the Aspen Institute Henry Crown Values Based Leadership Program. He has served on many civic boards in Chicago, including the Chicago Children's Museum, Children's Memorial Hospital, the Field Museum of Natural History, the Chicago Humanities Festival, the Chicago Zoological Society and the Chicago Committee for Minorities in Large Law Firms. Harris has been a member of Northwestern's Board of Trustees for 25 years. He is currently a vice chair of the board and a member of the executive committee. He served as chair of the board's student affairs committee for 10 years, acting as a liaison between the trustees and students. He has chaired several important task forces for the University, including the Native American Outreach and Inclusion Task Force.

Northwestern University Announces the Retirement of Thomas G. Cline as Vice President and General Counsel

Thomas G. Cline, Northwestern University's vice president and general counsel, announced his retirement on September 21. He plans to step down at the end of this calendar year after 27 years at Northwestern and will be available to the president and Board of Trustees for a period of time thereafter to assure a smooth transition to his successor. Since 2001, Cline, 61, has been the chief legal officer for Northwestern, providing counsel to the University president and the board and directing the University's legal strategies.

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