Aarti Dhupelia

Vice President for Undergraduate Education and Dean of the Undergraduate College

National Louis University

Aarti Dhupelia is Vice President for Undergraduate Education and Founding Dean of the Undergraduate College at National Louis University, where she oversees NLU’s innovative efforts to drive equity in bachelor’s degree attainment and employment for nearly 4,000 students annually by offering affordability, strong wraparound support, and a personalized and professionally focused academic experience. Prior to joining NLU, Aarti served in several senior leadership roles at Chicago Public Schools, including as CPS' Chief Officer for the Office of College and Career Success. Before joining CPS, Aarti worked as a management consultant to Fortune 500 companies at Marakon Associates. Currently, Aarti serves on the Boards of Civic Consulting Alliance and Noble Network of Charter Schools. In 2019, Aarti served as Co-Chair of the Education Transition Committee for Chicago’s Mayor Lori Lightfoot, and in prior years, she participated in the US DOE's employability skills expert working group and as a Judge in First Lady Michelle Obama’s Reach Higher Career App Challenge. Aarti holds a Master of Business Administration from Harvard Business School and a Bachelor of Arts from Northwestern University. She is an alumna of the Broad Residency in Urban Education and Leadership Greater Chicago and is an Aspen Fellow. Aarti is a member of The Chicago Network, and in 2017, the Center for Digital Education named Aarti to its Top 30 Technologists, Transformers, and Trailblazers nationwide.