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Megan Blackwelder

Megan Blackwelder

Associate Vice President of Program Review

Phone number: 847-467-1730
megan.blackwelder@northwestern.edu

Reporting to the Vice President for Administration and Planning, Megan leads both the Program Review and Planning teams. In her role over these units, she is responsible for the execution of all Program Review visits at Northwestern and the coordination of the Planning team's activities across the University. Prior to joining Administration and Planning, she worked for Deloitte Consulting, where she advised companies on change management and communications related to mergers, technology adoptions and other organization transformations. Megan previously worked in the Office of Administration and Planning from 2006-2010, supporting key functions including Program Review. Megan has an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management and a BA in History from the Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences at Northwestern University.

Katy DiGiulio

Katy DiGiulio

Director of Program Review

Phone number: 847-467-3582
kathryn.digiulio@northwestern.edu

Katy DiGiulio is the Director of Program Review at Northwestern University. In this role, she provides strategic and programmatic support towards the execution and ongoing strengthening of the program review process. Katy directly partners with units throughout program review, specifically liaising with Institutional Research on the development of surveys and key data metrics to inform the reviews. Katy holds a bachelor’s degree in English Literature from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and a master’s degree in Higher Education Administration and Policy from Northwestern University. Katy joined the Program Review team in the Office of Administration and Planning in 2015.
Jordan Hughes

Jordan Hughes

Senior Program Coordinator

Phone number: 847-467-3583

Jordan directly supports the Associate Vice President of Program Review with the Program Review visits, program scheduling, and department finances. Prior to joining the Administration and Planning team, Jordan was the Program Manager for the Kellogg Board Fellows Program and Social Impact Programs at Northwestern's Kellogg School of Management. Prior to Northwestern, Jordan held positions in student affairs at Arizona State University and at Pearson. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Community Health from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and a Master’s degree in Higher and Postsecondary Education from Arizona State University.
Melissa Rice

Melissa Rice

Administrative Assistant

Phone number: 847-467-3943
Melissa directly supports the Associate Vice President of Program Review. Prior to joining Administration and Planning, she most recently was a property manager for a condominium building in Chicago’s south loop. Prior to this, she served in a number of administrative roles at a K-12 independent school in Chicago, where she worked as a registrar as well as program coordinator. Melissa holds a Bachelor’s degree in Spanish from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.