Northwestern hires first vice president for compliance

Shane McKeon, Assistant Campus Editor

Northwestern hired as its first associate vice president for compliance and chief compliance officer, an administrator who will work to ensure the University is operating within the law, the University announced Tuesday.

Marcia Isaacson will be tasked with ensuring NU complies with higher education regulations and policies across its three campuses, Provost Daniel Linzer said.

Linzer said NU strives to be fully compliant in order to provide the most safe and effective environment possible.

“We feel confident that Marcia and her team will enhance and reinforce an environment where everyone understands his or her responsibility for ensuring compliance on a daily basis,” Linzer said in a news release.

Isaacson will work under Linzer and executive vice president Nim Chinniah, and will regularly meet with the Board of Trustees’ audit, risk and compliance committee.

Isaacson said she is honored to work at NU, where she can bring together people from different areas of the University to work together toward compliance.

“To effectively comply with many of the regulations that affect higher education, people in different departments often need to work together and share information,” she said. “I’ve learned that a lot of problems can be avoided through better coordination and, of course, better communication.”

Currently, Isaacson works at the City University of New York as the university’s chief compliance officer and senior associate general counsel. She has previous experience in the U.S. Attorney’s Office.

She is scheduled to start at NU on Sept. 1.

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