Welcome to the Office of the Provost

ul 4.25.13 At National Louis University, we firmly believe the transformative power of education should be available to all who seek it, from first-generation students to lifelong learners. As provost, I provide leadership for all academic activities at NLU, ensuring excellent academics and educational experiences for our students and support for faculty teaching, research and scholarship.

As the first in my family to attend college, I know personally what it feels like to embark on the path of higher education with a sense of discovery but also with a need for experienced guidance. The Office of the Provost leads the departments that support our students' academic, professional, and personal goals. I work closely with our deans overseeing our National College of Education, College of Management and Business, and College of Arts and Sciences. We work collaboratively with other academic support areas, including the Academic Advising Center (which guides students in designing and completing their degree plans), the library and Learning Support  (where students access tutoring, library and information resources), the Registrar's and Financial Aid offices.

Along with faculty colleagues across the university, we put students first and are committed to providing creative, engaged adult learning at the undergraduate and graduate levels. My office is attuned to discovering opportunities for students to use talents they already possess and match these to their professional aspirations and leadership roles in their communities. The diversity of experiences our students bring to the classroom is an essential part of our learning environment. I am proud to be a steward of NLU's 125-year promise to provide the opportunity for education, which today means 21st century skills, including critical thinking, effective communication, global thinking, technology literacy, collaboration and innovation. Whether you’re the first in your family to go to college, are returning to finish a degree or are starting a program while working full time and caring for a family, National Louis can support you on your way to success.

Welcome to NLU. We're so glad that you've joined our community.

Christine J. Quinn, Ph.D.
Provost and Professor


    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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