Northwestern names new associate VP

Benjamin Din, Digital Projects Editor

Northwestern has promoted deputy general counsel Stephanie Graham to associate vice president, Philip Harris, the University’s vice president and general counsel, announced Thursday.

Graham, an alumna of the University of Illinois and the University of Chicago Law School, joined NU in 1993 as an assistant general counsel after working in private practice, and is currently a member of the bar in Illinois. Since joining the University, Graham has served as both NU’s associate general counsel and deputy general counsel, a role she will retain along with her new position.

An adjunct instructor in the School of Education and Social Policy, she has also served on a variety of committees, including the strategic planning committee and the leadership and ethics task force.

During her time as deputy general counsel, she has developed expertise in litigation and counseling regarding a variety of issues, including hiring discrimination, Title IX issues, athletics and affirmative action issues relating to admissions and financial aid.

Graham’s promotion comes around the same time that Harris, a University trustee for the past 25 years, was made vice president and general counsel.

“Stephanie Graham is a true legal scholar and a gifted leader with a deep understanding of the complex legal issues in higher education,” Harris said in the release. “She will continue to play a key leadership role in the Office of General Counsel.”

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