Alan Anderson, an alumnus with engineering and business degrees from Northwestern University, is executive director of neighborhood and community relations at the University. 

A civic leader and strong advocate for education at the community level, Mr. Anderson will be the University’s primary liaison to the Evanston community and serve as a key strategic advisor to Northwestern’s senior leadership.

The goal is for Mr. Anderson to create opportunities for Northwestern to build strong, supportive partnerships with Evanston residents, community organizations, schools, civic and business groups, and local government.

“I am delighted that Alan will join us in this important role,” said Northwestern Executive Vice President Nim Chinniah. “His energy, skills and experiences will be an asset to us in strengthening the relationship between the University and Evanston. We are fortunate to have one of our own graduates return home to lead our neighborhood and community relations efforts,” Mr. Chinniah added.

“As a proud two-time alumnus of Northwestern and parent of two kids born in Evanston, I am truly honored to join a world-class University and City, led by President Morton Schapiro and Mayor Elizabeth Tisdahl,” Mr. Anderson said.