Senior Director, Facilities

About Madhu Cain

Madhu Cain is the Director of Facilities at Harris Public Policy. She brings a wide range of Human Resources and facilities experience to the role, with over 29 years at Harris. Madhu led the $2.75 million capital renovation of Harris’s current home at 1155 E. 60th Street. This renovation increased space for student areas, redesigned and increased staff office layouts, and created better people flow. In addition to overseeing the current Harris space, Madhu also oversees the $80 million project to build the future home of Harris: The Keller Center.

Prior to her current role, Madhu worked over 26 years as the Director of HR and Facilities, Director of Administrative Services, and Grants and Account Manager. She has worked closely with faculty recruitment, where she assisted the dean’s and provost offices on academic and faculty appointments and managed the hiring of staff and RA/TA students. Madhu managed the renovations for all Harris School classrooms, the lecture hall, and cafeteria, and she administered the Harris School’s pre- and postaward administration grants submissions.

Madhu completed a professional HR certification from Northern Illinois University and the human resource management certificate program from Villanova University. She studied at the University of Kuwait in the 1980s.