Nivine Megahed, Ph.D. appointed 11th president of National-Louis University
CHICAGO (March 8, 2010) — National-Louis University’s Board of Trustees announced today the appointment of Nivine Megahed, Ph.D. as the 11th president in the Chicago-based institution’s 124-year history.
Megahed, president of Kendall College in Chicago since 2006, has served as president of both IMPAC University and the University of Sarasota in Florida as well as group vice president for Education Management and Kaplan, where she was responsible for 12 to 25 campuses with up to 15,000 students. She was campus dean at the American School of Professional Psychology in Hawaii and a faculty member at the Georgia School of Professional Psychology. Egyptian by birth, she grew up in New York State and has a doctorate in clinical psychology from the University of Rochester.
“The NLU Board of Trustees are delighted to have attracted a scholar, teacher, and leader such as Dr. Megahed," said Richard M. Ross, Jr., chairman of NLU Board of Trustees. “We are confident that with Dr. Megahed's leadership NLU will find more ways to add value to the lives of the students we serve.”
Megahed brings to NLU more than 20 years of experience in making higher education more accessible for diverse students and communities. She comes to NLU with a solid track record of engaging faculty, staff and students to build quality academic programs with growing enrollments, good accrediting relationships and solid financial results.
“NLU has a long and proud history of transforming the lives of first-generation college students through innovative, high-value educational programs that combine the best of theory and practice. Its faculty are known for their expertise in teaching adults who are balancing the often daunting responsibilities of families and jobs. I am looking forward to becoming part of this exciting institution and helping to shape its future in these increasingly competitive and challenging economic times,” said Megahed.
Megahed succeeds George H. Litman, Ed.D. who has served as interim president since July 2009 and who will continue in an important leadership role with the university. The appointment culminates a nine-month national search conducted by a university-wide committee representing faculty, staff, students, alumni and trustees, assisted by Isaacson, Miller, a recruiting firm that specializes in higher education.
National-Louis University has been a force for change in American education since its founding in 1886. Known for nearly a century as the National College of Education, the institution is nationally acclaimed for its programs in teacher preparation, urban education and educational leadership, as well as for being one of the first universities to address the unique needs of adult learners. Today, NLU offers a range of undergraduate and graduate degree programs in the National College of Education, the College of Arts and Sciences and the College of Management and Business. NLU’s campuses are located in downtown Chicago; Lisle, Skokie, Wheeling and Elgin, Ill.; Beloit and Milwaukee, Wis.; Tampa, Fla. and Nowy Sacz, Poland. www.nl.edu
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