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Collaboration and Breaking Down Campus Silos with Northwestern University's Nim Chinniah

Nim Chinniah's new role as executive vice president and chief operating officer at Northwestern University is broad in scope and scale.

This week on CBO Speaks, Nim joins us to talk about the critical importance of partnership across the business office and the office of the provost. He's worked hard to break down silos and offers his insight into creating a more fluid, cross-institutional practice of collaboration in cultivating growth and success at Northwestern.

On My Desk Right Now

"The Fabulous Future?: America and the World in 2040," by Morson and Schapiro.

What I do when I'm not at Work

Spend time with my 10 year old daughter . . . my pride and joy.

My Media Mix

WSJ, NY Times, Homeland, House of Cards.

If I weren't a CBO, I'd be

A Chef - I have always wanted to go through culinary training.

Favorite Quote

"Get on that plane and treat each day as a new adventure." My father, as we stood at the Sri Lankan airport as I was leaving for the U.S. in 1987.


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