Our Progress

Envision Kellogg, our bold strategic plan for transformation, is rapidly moving from concept to action to results. And thanks to the generosity of our alumni and friends, we have passed the halfway point in our Transforming Together campaign. To those who have contributed, thank you for your early investment in Kellogg’s future.

Visit this page to track our progress as we implement our seven-year plan for transformation. Using our interactive timeline, look back on the excitement of the past few years, and follow along as Envision Kellogg continues to take shape. 

338 MILLION

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  • SALLY BLOUNT TAKES REINS AS NEW DEAN

    An internationally recognized expert in negotiation and behavioral decision-making, Dean Blount brings more than 20 years of experience in higher education to her new role. She received her doctorate in management and organizations from Kellogg in 1992.

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  • SITE SELECTED FOR NEW BUILDING

    A site is selected for Kellogg’s new lakefront building, adjacent to the James L. Allen Center.

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  • PAUL CHRISTENSEN NAMED ASSOCIATE DEAN FOR GLOBAL PROGRAMS

    Christensen is a clinical associate professor of finance at Kellogg, where he teaches courses on international business and microfinance.

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  • BETSY ZIEGLER JOINS KELLOGG

    Betsy Ziegler joins Kellogg as associate dean of MBA programs and dean of students. She was a principal at McKinsey & Company in Chicago.

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  • KELLOGG LAUNCHES “THINK BRAVELY”

    "Think Bravely," Kellogg’s branding and marketing campaign, reflects the school’s new strategy to redefine management education in a complex world. 

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  • KELLOGG MARKETING LEADERSHIP SUMMIT

    The inaugural Kellogg Marketing Leadership Summit brings together scholars, consultants and practitioners to discuss the future of marketing.

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  • KPMB TO DESIGN NEW LAKEFRONT “HOME”

    Kuwabara Payne McKenna Blumberg (KPMB) Architects will design Kellogg’s new global hub on Evanston's lakefront, next to the Allen Center. The building will include community spaces, flexible learning environments, and faculty and administrative offices. 

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  • DEAN BLOUNT UNVEILS “ENVISION KELLOGG”

    The strategic plan maps out an agenda for educating, equipping and inspiring leaders by focusing on four key goals: establish thought leadership, ground the educational mission, build a global architecture, and leverage Kellogg's unique brand and culture.

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  • HUBBARD NAMED SENIOR ASSOCIATE DEAN OF STRATEGIC INITIATIVES

    Thomas Hubbard will develop Kellogg’s new research initiatives, which build on existing strengths by stretching across disciplines.
     
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  • PART-TIME ACCELERATED OPTION LAUNCHES

    Kellogg’s Part-Time Accelerated Option launches, adding new flexibility for candidates who’ve completed requisite undergraduate or graduate coursework and wish to dive into advanced studies immediately.

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  • KATE SMITH '98 RETURNS TO HER ALMA MATER

    Kate Smith ’98, associate dean of admissions and financial aid, returns to her alma mater after many years in brand management at General Mills and PepsiCo. Smith will oversee the school's Full-Time, Part-Time and Executive MBA admissions programs.

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  • LINDA DARRAGH JOINS KELLOGG

    The Kellogg Innovation and Entrepreneurship Initiative (KIEI) launches with the appointment of Linda Darragh, a recognized leader in entrepreneurship education. She joins Kellogg as executive director of KIEI, the Levy Institute for Entrepreneurial Practice and the Heizer Center for Private Equity and Venture Capital.

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  • BENJAMIN JONES BECOMES FACULTY DIRECTOR OF KIEI

    Benjamin Jones, associate professor of management and strategy, becomes faculty director of the Kellogg Innovation and Entrepreneurship Initiative (KIEI).

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  • CARPENTER NAMED KMCI FACULTY DIRECTOR

    Greg Carpenter is named faculty director of the Kellogg Markets and Customers Initiative (KMCI), a new strategic initiative that focuses on helping business leaders create and reinvent markets through greater customer insight and focus.

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  • JAMIE ROSMAN BECOMES EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF KMCI

    Jamie Rosman, Kellogg’s chief marketing officer, becomes executive director of the Kellogg Markets and Customers Initiative (KMCI). 

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  • "INVENTING THE FUTURE OF MARKETING"

    Senior executives, Kellogg faculty and thought leaders come together to explore “Inventing the Future of Marketing” at the 2012 Kellogg Marketing Leadership Summit.

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  • DURAN BECOMES KPPI EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

    Sheila Duran becomes executive director of the Kellogg Public-Private Initiative (KPPI), a new strategic initiative designed to help leaders engage increasingly powerful public stakeholders – from regulators to policy makers to consumer citizens.

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  • TIM SIMONDS '98 RETURNS TO KELLOGG

    Tim Simonds ’98 returns to Kellogg as chief marketing and engagement officer. He previously held senior marketing positions at GE and United Airlines.

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  • WILL GARRETT '90 JOINS KELLOGG

    Will Garrett ’90, a former partner at McKinsey & Company, joins Kellogg as associate dean of executive education. His appointment rounds out Kellogg’s new senior leadership team.

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  • KPPI HOSTS EVENT WITH THE ASPEN INSTITUTE

    The Kellogg Public-Private Initiative (KPPI) hosts its first major event with the Aspen Institute. The conference brings together leaders in business and academia on the topic of “Rethinking 'Shareholder Value' and the Purpose of the Corporation.”  

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  • KELLOGG WINS AT I3C

    Four Kellogg students take top honors at the 2013 International Impact Investing Challenge (I3C), a pitch competition hosted by Kellogg and INSEAD where students propose and defend a sustainable investment strategy that impacts global issues.

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  • DANIEL DIERMEIER NAMED FACULTY DIRECTOR OF KPPI

    Daniel Diermeier, IBM Professor of Regulation and Competitive Practice, is named faculty director of the Kellogg Public-Private Initiative (KPPI).

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  • KELLOGG HOLDS CMO PROGRAM

    Kellogg holds its inaugural CMO Program, the first executive development program offered by a premier business school to focus specifically on marketing executives.

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  • KIN REACHES 10 YEARS

    The Kellogg Innovation Network (KIN) honors its 10-year anniversary by bringing thought leaders together for “KIN Global 2013: The Next 10 Years.” KIN is a platform for collaboration between Kellogg faculty, corporate innovation leaders and government.

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  • KELLOGG RECEIVES $17 MILLION GIFT

    The generous bequest from the estate of James R. Russell ’35 will establish the Russell Fellows program, a new one-year master’s in management studies, and support a chaired professorship in finance. Russell, former CFO of Illinois Tool Works, received a full scholarship to attend Northwestern’s School of Commerce.

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  • KELLOGG'S LARGEST ONE-YEAR MBA PROGRAM CLASS

    Kellogg welcomes its largest-ever One-Year MBA Program class of 106 students.

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  • JANICE C. EBERLY REJOINS KELLOGG

    Janice C. Eberly, former assistant secretary for economic policy and chief economist of the U.S. Department of the Treasury, rejoins Kellogg as the inaugural James R. and Helen D. Russell Professor of Finance.

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  • KELLOGG WELCOMES RUSSELL FELLOWS

    Kellogg welcomes the first cohort of Russell Fellows. Named in recognition of James R. Russell ’35, the fellows are chosen from among graduating Northwestern students who have applied to study for a Master of Science in Management Studies.

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  • DOUG CONANT '76 TO LEAD C-SUITE CENTER

    A former president and CEO of Campbell Soup Company, Conant will lead the Kellogg Executive Leadership Institute (KELI). Its goal is to augment and strengthen senior-level Executive Education programs and drive exploratory research into key issues facing CEOs.

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  • BRIAN UZZI NAMED KACI FACULTY DIRECTOR

    Brian Uzzi is named faculty director of the Kellogg Architectures of Collaboration Initiative (KACI), which helps leaders manage within and across organizations.

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  • EXECUTIVE EDUCATION ADDS EIGHT NEW COURSES

    Executive Education adds eight new courses that give business leaders the knowledge and skills they need for the 21st century.

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  • SINODE SYSTEMS RINGS NASDAQ CLOSING BELL

    The team, made up of graduates from Kellogg and the McCormick School of Engineering, took first place in the 2013 Rice Business Plan Competition for its lithium-ion battery technology that offers higher battery capacity and faster charging rates.

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  • MMM ENHANCES CURRICULUM

    The program, which offers a dual master's degree in partnership with the McCormick School of Engineering, will retain its focus on management training while adding new dimensions to its design innovation and technology curriculum.

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  • GREG HANIFEE JOINS KELLOGG

    Greg Hanifee joins Kellogg as associate dean of the Executive MBA Program. He brings to Kellogg more than 25 years of international management experience in telecommunications, consulting and higher education.

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  • LEADERSHIP SUMMIT REACHES THIRD YEAR

    The 2013 Kellogg Marketing Leadership Summit brings together more than 100 prominent senior executives, Kellogg faculty and thought leaders to discuss “Leading the Customer-Centered Organization.”

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  • COMBE GIFT BOOSTS ENTREPRENEURSHIP

    The $16 million gift from NU alumnus and trustee Christopher Combe and his wife, Courtney, will be used in part to create the Combe Family Impact Scholars Program and the Combe Family Impact Award. Both will promote social entrepreneurship.

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  • KELLOGG LAUNCHES "BRAVE LEADER" SERIES

    Irene Rosenfeld, chairman and CEO of Mondelez International, is the inaugural speaker in Kellogg’s “Brave Leader” series, which invites prominent leaders from business, government and civil society to share their insights with the Kellogg community.

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  • Groundbreaking

    A GROUNDBREAKING MOMENT

    A new building — and a new way of thinking about management education — kicked off Thursday as Dean Sally and prominent donors, alumni and faculty broke ground on Kellogg's new state-of-the-art global hub.

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  • ERIC LUNDSTEDT TO LEAD DEVELOPMENT OFFICE

    Eric Lundstedt joins Kellogg as associate dean for development. He leads the team responsible for all fundraising, which includes Kellogg's capital campaign.

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  • KELLOGG EXPANDS EXECUTIVE MBA NETWORK

    Dean Blount announces the launch of a new EMBA program with the Guanghua School of Management at Peking University. It will be fully integrated into Kellogg’s Executive MBA Global Network, which includes partner schools in Hong Kong, Israel, Germany and Canada.

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  • FILLING THE GOVERANCE GAP

    Leaders from the corporate and advocacy worlds meet to discuss the keys to private regulation at the 2014 Kellogg-Aspen Business and Society Leadership Summit.

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  • RESURGENCE IS PUBLISHED

    Based off the work of Professor Greg Carpenter and his co-authors, Resurgence takes an in-depth look at seven companies and how they reinvented themselves with a customer focus.

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  • Corporate leaders, innovators and entrepreneurs discuss business opportunities at the Africa Business Conference

    NAVIGATING AFRICA

    Corporate leaders, innovators and entrepreneurs discuss business opportunities at the Africa Business Conference

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  • Maggie Wilderotter of Frontier Communications and Denise Morrison of Campbell Soup Company

    SISTER CEOS

    Sisters and CEOs Maggie Wilderotter of Frontier Communications and Denise Morrison of Campbell Soup Company spoke during Kellogg’s Brave Leader Series.

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  • Professor Mike Mazzeo and his co-authors penned Roadside MBA

    LESSONS FROM THE ROAD

    Following a series of road trips, Professor Mike Mazzeo and his co-authors penned Roadside MBA, which combines humorous anecdotes with lessons on product differentiation, team building and more.

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  • Youn Impact Scholars Program

    YOUN IMPACT SCHOLARS ANNOUNCED

    The program’s ultimate goal will be to create a community and platform for scholars, made up of graduating students and alumni, to engage in world-changing pursuits, inspire one another throughout all career stages and contribute to inclusive global prosperity.

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  • McDonalds President and CEO Don Thompson

    MCDONALDS CEO COMES TO KELLOGG

    McDonalds President and CEO Don Thompson spoke to students as part of the school’s Brave Leader Series

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  • KIN GLOBAL 2014

    CHANGE @ SCALE

    Business leaders, students and faculty discussed ways to grow new ventures and initiatives at KIN GLOBAL 2014, the Kellogg Innovation Network’s annual conference.

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  • MacEachern Symposium: The Future of the Physician

    EXAMINING HEALTH CARE

    Titled “The Future of the Physician,” the Kellogg MacEachern Symposium brought faculty, physicians and health-care professionals together to discuss recent changes to the industry.

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  • Kellogg Board Fellows

    KELLOGG BOARD FELLOWS 10th ANNIVERSARY

    The 10th anniversary celebration highlighted the history and impact of the highly competitive program, which selects 50 full-time Kellogg students annually to serve in (non-voting) board fellowship appointments while contributing to a diverse array of local nonprofit organizations.

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  • Professor Jan Eberly

    JAN EBERLY NAMED FACULTY DIRECTOR OF KPPI

    Formerly the Assistant Secretary for Economic Policy at the U.S. Treasury, Eberly brings a deep understanding of the challenges businesses face at the intersection of the public and private sectors, as well as a rich appreciation of research relevance in this area.

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  • Inspiring Growth

    INSPIRING GROWTH

    Kellogg launches a new brand strategy focusing on developing brave leaders who can inspire growth in people, organizations and markets.

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  • Obama

    OBAMA SPEAKS TO KELLOGG STUDENTS

    President Barack Obama addressed students in a speech focused on the economy, emphasizing that future business leaders are the key to its growth.

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  • Siebel scholars

    2015 SIEBEL SCHOLARS NAMED

    Five Kellogg students from the class of ’15 were honored as Siebel scholars for their academic achievements and leadership.

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  • MSMS Danielle

    M.S. IN MANAGEMENT STUDIES EXPANDS

    The MSMS degree expanded admissions for 2015 enrollment by opening up to accredited schools outside of Northwestern.

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  • MLS 2014

    OUTSMARTING DISRUPTION

    Leading executives discuss ways in which business leaders can still exceed market growth while learning from digital disruption.

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  • Insight Live CHI1

    TRIGGERING GROWTH

    Larry Gies ’92 and Scott Dorsey ’99 discuss their secrets for business growth, along with Kellogg professors Ben Jones and Mike Mazzeo.

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  • Insight Live SF1

    BIG DATA DECISIONS

    Kellogg professors Florian Zettelmeyer and Brian Uzzi led a panel discussion on data analytics with Gary Briggs '89, Sanjay Dholakia '97 and Promod Haque '83.

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  • BL Reynolds

    LESSONS ON LEADERSHIP

    Jim Reynolds ’82, the co-founder, chairman and CEO of Chicago-based Loop Capital, spoke to a packed house of Kellogg students as part of the Brave Leader Series.

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  • BL McNerney

    BEYOND BOEING

    Boeing Chairman and CEO Jim McNerney discusses his varied career from spaceships to office supplies.

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  • Negotiate Forum

    WOMEN NEGOTIATE FORUM

    Four Kellogg faculty members led the Women Negotiate Forum, offering strategies for women negotiating employment packages.

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  • Bennett IDEO

    DESIGN THINKING

    IDEO’s Paul Bennett discussed what ‘design thinking’ really means in practice.

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  • BL Ubben

    ACTIVIST INVESTING

    Jeff Ubben ’87 discussed his thoughts on activist investing as part of Kellogg’s Brave Leader Series.

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  • Zell scholars

    2014-15 ZELL SCHOLARS ANNOUNCED

    Ten students were named to the Zell Scholars entrepreneurial program.

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  • Youn scholars

    2015 YOUN IMPACT SCHOLARS ANNOUNCED

    In the program’s second year, five students and five alumni were named Youn Impact Scholars for their commitment to becoming social impact leaders in their chosen fields.

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  • BL Hobson

    SUSTAINING EXCELLENCE

    Mellody Hobson discussed the roles of urgency and bravery in leadership as part of Kellogg’s Brave Leader Series.

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  • Insight Live CHI2

    ESSENTIALS FOR LEADERSHIP

    Professor Florian Zettelmeyer and an alumni panel discuss why business leaders need a working knowledge of data science.

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  • Insight Live SF2

    COMPLEX CAPABILITIES

    Professor Mike Mazzeo joined an alumni panel in San Francisco to discuss the challenges of creating lasting growth.

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  • BL Renjen

    MEASURING SUCCESS

    The incoming Global CEO of Deloitte, Punit Renjen, shared his thoughts with Kellogg on the long road to success and growth.

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  • Bend the Curve

    BEND THE CURVE

    Kellogg lecturer Andrew Razeghi’s new book shares key resources for accelerating your startup’s success.

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  • Insight Live NY

    SOLVING FOR GROWTH

    Professor Mike Mazzeo and an alumni panel discuss strategies for business growth at a Kellogg Insight Live event in New York.

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  • Bullock gift

    HENRY BULLOCK GIFT FOR ENDOWED PROFESSORSHIP

    Henry Bullock ’80 bequeaths $10 million for an endowed professorship at Kellogg, in addition to a $500,000 gift.

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  • Growth Lab

    INTERNATIONAL GROWTH LAB LAUNCHED

    Kellogg launched its International Growth Lab, which will partner MBA candidates with students in Barcelona and Hong Kong for an experiential learning opportunity to develop market-based growth strategies.

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Our 7-Year Plan

We live in an era where new technologies, a 24/7 culture and changes in power structures are changing the global marketplace.

Kellogg must embrace these new opportunities and redefine management education. This is how we will lead the way.