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Jim Jacobs


  President - James A. Jacobs, Northwestern 
  • Born and raised in Milwaukee, WI 
  • Graduated from Nicolet High School (Glendale) and particpated in varsity football, wrestling, and track 
  • Spent two years at St. Norbert College (De Pere, WI) and then transferred to Northwestern University 
  • Majored in English, minored in Physical Education in the School of Education 
  • Taught and coached at Cedarburg High School (WI) for five years 
  • Received Master's Degree in Higher Education Administration from the University of Wisconsin (Madison) 
  • Worked in college admissions for five years - two at Lake Forest College (IL) and three at Princeton University (NJ) 
  • Have spent the majority of my career in alumni relations - Director of Regional Affairs at Princeton, Director of Clubs at the University of Chicago (an original member of the Big Ten), Assosciate Director at Claremont McKenna College (CA) and now, since 2001, Director of Alumni Relations at Occidental College 
  • Member of the Big Ten Club Board since 2003 
  • Community Service Chair andBoard member of the Northwestern University Club of Los Angeles (since 2002) 
  • Sunday School sub at La Verne Heights Presbyterian Church 
  • Avid bicyclist (both road and mountain) and Green Bay Packers fan (the greatest team ever) 
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