Nivine Megahed, Ph.D.

President of National Louis University

In March 2010, Nivine Megahed, Ph.D., became the 11th president of National Louis University, bringing more than 20 years of experience in making higher education more accessible for students of all backgrounds to one of the Chicago area’s oldest and most innovative nonprofit universities.

A clinical psychologist by training, Dr. Megahed began her academic career as a faculty member at the Georgia School of Professional Psychology. She went on to lead as campus dean at the American School of Professional Psychology in Hawaii and has been president at multiple institutions including IMPAC University in Punta Gorda, FL, the University of Sarasota, and – just prior to joining National Louis -- Kendall College in Chicago. Dr. Megahed led Kendall College to triple student enrollment in less than four years, as well as attain a top national ranking in culinary programming and a top three international ranking for hospitality education. She has worked as a psychologist in private practice and as an educational and programmatic consultant for universities around the world on issues related to curriculum and university development, digital applications in higher education, and promoting women in leadership.

In addition, Dr. Megahed has overseen multiple colleges and universities for Kaplan Higher Education, Laureate Higher Education and Education Management where she provided leadership in the development of new programs, and operational and educational quality, combining academic expertise and business acumen in the service of student success.

Dr. Megahed’s current strategic priorities at National Louis include veterans’ education, new frontiers in digital education, and growing the University’s leadership in community based applied research focusing on schools as a central base for community transformation.  She serves on multiple boards including the Academy of Urban School Leadership, Restoring Sight International, and Illinois Campus Compact.  Dr. Megahed is also a member of The Economic Club of Chicago, The Commercial Club, The Chicago Club and the American Association of University Women (AAUW).

Egyptian by birth, President Megahed grew up in New York State. She earned her B.A. in Psychology, summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa, from the State University of New York at Buffalo and an M.A. and Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Rochester.

Read "Every Child Deserves a Great School (and Community)," a column from President Megahed based on her keynote address at the Reading Power 10th anniversary celebration.

View a video of the installation of Nivine Megahed, Ph.D., 11th President of NLU

President Megahed's Installation Speech

Locations
  • CHICAGO DOWNTOWN CAMPUS

    NLU’s Chicago campus on South Michigan Avenue occupies five floors of the historic Peoples Gas Building. This landmark building, across the street from the Art Institute of Chicago and Grant Park, is easily accessible by train, bus and car and is surrounded by restaurants, parking lots/garages and shops.

    122 S. Michigan Avenue
    Chicago, IL 60603
    (888) 658.8632

    Info » | Directions »
    Campus Location
  • ELGIN

    Conveniently located in a fast-growing business district off I-90 and Route 31, NLU Elgin features 10 classrooms with high-tech media equipment; a computer lab with high-speed Internet access; two conference rooms; and comfortable student lounges. Parking is free at this recently remodeled and upgraded teaching site, which now includes wireless Internet access.

    620 Tollgate Road
    Elgin, IL 60123
    (888) 658.8632

    Info » | Directions »
    Campus Location
  • NORTH SHORE

    Opened in the summer of 2006, NLU North Shore at Skokie is a state-of-the-art modern campus located just off the Edens Expressway near the Old Orchard Shopping Center. The campus includes 44 wireless classrooms equipped with high-tech media equipment; four computer labs with high-speed Internet access, including a walk-in lab in the library; six conference rooms; a public café for beverages and snacks; a student welcome center; a library for research and study; and multiple, comfortable student lounge areas.

    5202 Old Orchard Road
    Skokie, IL 60077
    (888) 658.8632

    Info » | Directions »
    Campus Location
  • LISLE

    Located just minutes from the East-West Tollway (I-88), NLU Lisle features 42 wireless classrooms equipped with high-tech media equipment; four computer labs with high-speed Internet access, including a separate walk-in lab in the library; a café for beverages and snacks; a student welcome center; a library for research and study; conference rooms; and six comfortable student lounge areas with wireless access.

    850 Warrenville Road
    Lisle, IL 60532
    (888) 658.8632

    Info » | Directions »
    Campus Location
  • WHEELING

    Located in one of Chicago's major northwest suburbs, the newly renovated NLU Wheeling includes 20 classrooms with high-tech media equipment, four conference rooms, four computer labs with high-speed Internet access, large student lounge areas with wireless capabilities and interactive video capabilities, and an extensive research library. The site also houses the university library research collection.

    1000 Capitol Drive
    Wheeling, IL 60090
    (888) 658.8632

    Info » | Directions »
    Campus Location
  • FLORIDA (TAMPA)

    Established in 1988 and located in one of the city's major business districts, NLU's Florida Regional Center serves students in 13 counties in central Florida. In addition to six classrooms, this location features a conference room, a computer lab with high-speed Internet access, an extensive research library and comfortable student lounges.

     

     

    5110 Eisenhower Boulevard Suite 102
    Tampa, FL 33634
    (800) 366.6581

    Info » | Directions »
    Campus Location
  • WISCONSIN

    NLU's Milwaukee campus has a proud history of serving graduate students in education in southeastern Wisconsin. Nearly one in five certified Wisconsin teachers looks to NLU for graduate education programs – more than any other university in the state. In addition to classrooms with high-tech media equipment, the campus offers a state-of-the-art computer lab with wireless Internet access and an extensive IDS research library.

    12000 West Park Place, Suite 100
    Milwaukee, WI 53224-3007
    (414) 577.2658

    Info » | Directions »
    Campus Location