5801 S. Ellis Avenue
Chicago, IL 60637
As Executive Vice President, Greene is the senior officer in charge of integrating the University’s strategic initiatives, planning, and implementation across a broad array of departments and units. His work crosses a number of institutional functions, including financial strategy and data research, real estate development, campus master planning, external relations, federal relations, the University’s growing set of activities around the world, and the University of Chicago Laboratory Schools.
Greene came to the University of Chicago in 2006 as Vice President for Strategic Initiatives to oversee the planning and execution of a number of University priorities, including campus growth strategies, an expanded federal relations presence in Washington, D.C., an economics research institute, the University’s global initiatives, the expansion and improvement of the University of Chicago Laboratory Schools facilities, and local commercial and economic development efforts. He has also been responsible for recruiting senior leadership for a number of areas in the University, including finance and administration, financial strategy and budget, alumni relations and development, communications, student and campus life, community and civic engagement, the office of the Secretary of the University, and admissions and financial aid.
Prior to his appointment at Chicago, Greene was a vice president at Brown University. At Brown he was the senior officer responsible for policies and planning that optimized the educational environment for the University’s undergraduate, graduate, and medical students. He led planning studies that resulted in major new and renovated campus facilities, a broad range of new student services, and a number of new programs that enhanced the academic dimensions of residential and campus life.
He began his career at Brown working with the president to develop the Plan for Academic Enrichment, the University’s long-term plan. He played a similar role at Smith College, where he helped oversee planning efforts that resulted in an ambitious program of facilities and programmatic expansion.
Greene received a bachelor’s degree in history from Hamilton College, and his graduate degrees from Harvard University, receiving a master’s degree in human development and psychology and a master’s and a doctoral degree in administration, planning, and social policy.
His research interests include the influence of social and political movements on U.S. higher education. His book, The Women’s Movement and the Politics of Change at a Women’s College, was published in 2004 by Routledge Falmer Press.
Staff in the Office of the Executive Vice President