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November 21, 2016

Guest Speaker:
Northwestern President, Morty Schapiro

Morton Schapiro, named the 16th president of Northwestern University in 2008, is a Professor of Economics in Northwestern's Judd A. and Marjorie Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences and also holds appointments in Northwestern's Kellogg School of Management and School of Education and Social Policy.
He is among the nation's leading authorities on the economics of higher education, with particular expertise in the area of college financing and affordability and on trends in educational costs and student aid. He has testified before U.S. Senate and House committees on economic and educational issues and is widely quoted in the national media on those issues. In 2010, President Schapiro was elected as a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, one of the nation's oldest and most prestigious honorary societies.
Previously, he served as president of Williams College from 2000 to 2009. Earlier he had served as a member of the Williams College faculty from 1980 to 1991, as Professor of Economics and as Assistant Provost. In 1991 he went to the University of Southern California where he served as Chair of the Department of Economics until 1994 and then as Dean of the College of Letters, Arts and Sciences until 2000. During his last two years as Dean, he also served as the University's Vice President for Planning.
He has written more than 100 articles and written or edited nine books, most with his longtime co-author Michael McPherson. These include: The Student Aid Game: Meeting Need and Rewarding Talent in American Higher Education (Princeton University Press 1998); Paying the Piper: Productivity, Incentives and Financing in Higher Education (also with Gordon Winston, University of Michigan Press 1993) and Keeping College Affordable: Government and Educational Opportunity (Brookings 1991), plus three recent edited volumes: The Fabulous Future?: America and the World in 2040 (with Gary Saul Morson, Northwestern University Press 2015), College Success: What It Means and How to Make It Happen (College Board 2008) and College Access: Opportunity or Privilege? (College Board 2006).


The Yale Club

50 Vanderbilt- Trumbull Room

New York | NY


11:45 am - 1:15 pm
This event will be invitation only for Advisory & Managing Boards as well as Executive Committee Members.