Senior Associate Dean and Chief of Staff

About Peggy Harper

Peggy Harper is a Senior Associate Dean and Chief of Staff to Dean Katherine Baicker.

Peggy joined the University of Chicago after a twenty-year banking career at J.P. Morgan Chase which included senior positions in portfolio management, syndication and asset sales, corporate finance, and professional development. She worked for the bank in New York, Tokyo, and Beijing.  Since being at the University, Peggy has worked in Alumni Relations, Medical Center development, and the President’s Office. At Harris, her responsibilities have included managing external partnerships, coordinating campus activities, facilitating activities for Distinguished Senior Fellows, and coordinating new strategic initiatives including Harris’ involvement with the Obama Foundation Scholars Program, the CFO Forum, the Gubernatorial Forums, the School’s 25th Anniversary and Keller Center celebrations, and Harris’ integration of the Civic Leadership Academy.

Peggy has an MBA from the University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business, an MEd from DePaul University, and a BS in Economics from the University of Wisconsin—Madison.