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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

Senior Program Administrator

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

As the Senior Program Administrator for Program Review, Katy directly supports the Associate Vice President of Program Review by assisting with orientation, coordinating data presentation with units and Information and Analytics, and managing the status of review materials. Katy received her Master's degree in Higher Education Administration and Policy from Northwestern and her Bachelor's degree in English from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

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 Administration and Planning, Jordan served as the Program Manager for the Kellogg Board Fellows Program, which matches 100 Kellogg MBA students with nonprofits across Chicago for board service training and pro-bono consulting. In this role, Jordan managed the program’s relationship with the nonprofit partners, as well as all programming and day-to-day operations. Prior to Northwestern, Jordan held positions 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.