Board of Advisors

Dean Penelope Peterson Dr. Barbara Olin Taylor
  • Ms. Julie Danis (SESP 1977) Independent Consultant, Marketing and Communications; Adjunct Lecturer at Medill
  • Mr. Robert V. Fitzsimmons (WCAS 1982, NU Parent 2013) Co-Founder and Principal, Next Generation Public Affairs
  • Ms. Jan S. Half (SESP 1975) , Student Tech Program Director, MOUSE Squad of California (MSCA)
  • Ms. Thayer Herte (SESP 1978) Senior Vice President and Director of Fiduciary Education, Northern Trust
  • Ms. Kristen H. Hertel (SESP 1986) Civic and Volunteer Leader
  • Ms. Nina Kothari (NU Parent 2010, 2014) Civic and Volunteer Leader
  • Mr. Steven M. Lefkowitz (WCAS 1986, KSM 1987) President, CI Capital Partners
  • Mr. Peter Lehmann (SESP 1998) Co-Founder and Managing Partner, Granite Creek Partners, L.L.C.
  • Mr. Lee Mitchell (Northwestern Trustee) Managing Partner, Thoma Bravo, LLC
  • Ms. Linda Munger (Medill 1978) Civic and Volunteer Leader
  • Mr. Brian B. Musso (SESP 1998) Co-Founder, Musso Capital Management, LLC
  • Mr. Donald S. Perkins (Northwestern Trustee) Civic Leader and Retired Chairman of Jewel Companies, Inc.
  • Ms. Mary Jo Potter (SESP 1973) Senior Advisor, BDC Advisors
  • Mr. Alexander I. Rorke (Communication 1974, WCAS 1975) Senior Managing Director, Hilliard Lyons
  • Mr. Patrick G. Ryan, Jr. (NU Trustee, Kellogg/Law 1997) CEO and CoFounder, INCISENT Technologies
  • Prof. Walter D. Scott Retired Professor, Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University
  • Dr. Penny Bender Sebring (PhD 1985) Senior Research Associate, University of Chicago, and Founding Co-Director, Consortium on Chicago School Research – Board Chair
  • Ms. Patricia Walton Silver (SESP 1968) Civic and Volunteer Leader
  • Dr. Barbara Olin Taylor (Kellogg 1978, PhD 1984) Author and Education Consultant
  • Mr. Richard Woldenberg (NU Parent, 2010, 2012) Chairman, Learning Resources, Inc.
  • Dr. Linda L. Yonke Superintendent, New Trier Township High School