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Employee Spotlight

Joshua Miller

Joshua Miller
Project Manager
Faculty Affairs

Joshua Milleris an “invaluable member” of the Kellogg team, according to John Dale, business analyst, who nominated him for his work with the Academic Departments on the deployment. He worked closely with department administrators to establish procedures for course packs in the new system and helped ensure digital case packs were ready to be released to the students.

As a Kellogg administrator for almost eight years, Josh has been able to collaborate with numerous teams over the years. In fact, being part of a team is one of his favorite things about working at Kellogg. “The admin team is great!,” he says. “It was a very collaborative project; we couldn’t have been successful without a full team effort.”

When asked about what he’s learned over the years, Josh says, “At an academic institution, opportunities to learn new skills and pursue ideas are all around you. In my experience, when I’ve been able to take advantage of these things and integrate them into my job, it’s really
paid off.”

Steve Peavler

Steve Peavler
Assistant Director
Finance & Administration

Over the past 10 months, Steve Peavler has led the end-to-end renovation process for the PTMBA programs office not once, but twice. Megan Krueger, director of Student Life for the Part-Time MBA Program, nominated Steve based on his collaboration with the facilities team, NU's project management team, KIS and the PTMBA administration team. “Both of these office renovations have been major and there is no way it could have gone nearly as well as it has without Steve's leadership,” says Megan.

Steve has made a history of always looking forward and being proactive during his 13+ years at Kellogg. Megan noted that he “sent regular updates throughout the renovation process to keep the PT folks in the know and valued each team member’s input.” He also worked closely with the Part-Time MBA team to ensure there were no details left to chance.

What changes has Steve noticed over the years? “The organization is creating a lot of transparency and processes that are really focused on developing people,” he says. “I’ve been lucky enough to have a role where I can build relationships with colleagues and enjoy working with the talented students, faculty and administrators.”

To see photos of the recent Part-Time MBA office renovation click here.


Leading the Kellogg Way

KIEI Cross-Functional Team
Pictured from left to right: Mariellen Gibson, Kendra Busse, Ashley Carpenter, Jennifer Mayer (Not pictured) Debbie Brauer

The KIEI (Kellogg Innovation and Entrepreneurship Initiative) cross-functional team had a big vision and brought it to life in a short time.  The creation of Social Innovation & Entrepreneurship Inspiration Days (SIEI Days) gives incoming students the opportunity to meet classmates who share their passion for social impact. With an expected attendance of 40 students at the first event in August, the team had to quickly jump into action when the response was overwhelmingly positive, with 100 students signing up (plus a waitlist). This meant a significantly more intensive and complex system to manage.

Jamie Jones, clinical assistant professor of entrepreneurial practice, nominated the group due to their ability to come together and produce great results. “This was the first time this team worked together as part of KIEI and they truly embodied the collaborative spirit of Kellogg,” she explains. “This was felt by the students attending and I was proud of how this group pulled together to make this first Kellogg experience truly exceptional.  Based on the student feedback, this team has had a transformative effect on the career trajectory of 100 incoming students.”

To read more about SIEI Days, click here.


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