Northwestern President Morton Schapiro will continue to preside over Commencement through 2019 with a five-year extension of his contract, announced University Board of Trustees chair William A. Osborn in a press release this morning.
“Throughout its 161-year history, Northwestern has been fortunate to have presidents who were superb leaders and who also made a long-term commitment to guide this University,” Osborn said. “By extending his contract, we are ensuring that President Schapiro will maintain this tradition by continuing to provide inspiring leadership for years to come.”
Morty became the 16th president of Northwestern during the 2009-2010 academic year and also teaches as a professor in Weinberg’s Economics department. The release touts him as one of the “nation’s leading authorities on the economies of higher education,” and the author of five books on the matter.
Morty was recently named one of the “10 Most Popular College Presidents” by a Glassdoor.com survey.