Julie Vermeer Elliott '97

Julie Vermeer Elliott '97 Vice President for Student Life


Julie Vermeer Elliott oversees the student life division, which includes residence life, career development, intercultural development, counseling and health services, student programs, leadership development, food services, and campus security and judicial affairs. She developed and continues to oversee the Ngage series, which brings students together to engage ideas of importance in their lives. Elliott speaks frequently on and off campus on the topic of Christian sexual ethics. She is also active in diversity initiatives and served as one of the authors of Northwestern’s Vision for Diversity statement.

Prior to her arrival at Northwestern in 2013, Elliott served as the director of advising and first-year programs—as well as senior lecturer in Christian ethics—at Eastern University in St. Davids, Pennsylvania, for 10 years, where she co-chaired the committee that developed Eastern’s new general education curriculum and played a leading role in co-curricular initiatives such as service-learning, first-year programming and learning communities.

A 1997 graduate of Northwestern, Elliott earned a Master of Theological Studies degree with a concentration in Christian ethics from Duke Divinity School in 2001. She has been published in Christianity Today and The New York Times and is a member of the Association of Christians in Student Development.