Dr. Donald M. Stewart
Visiting Professor, University of Chicago Harris School of Public Policy Former President, Spelman College
Donald M. Stewart has been President and Chief Executive Officer of The Chicago Community Trust since 2000.
Previously, he served as President and Chief Executive Officer of the College Board for 12 and one half years and an adjunct lecturer at the Kennedy School of Government for three years.
From July 1, 1999 until June 1, 2000 he was Senior Program Officer and Special Advisor to the President of the Carnegie Corporation in New York City.
Stewart is the former president of Spelman College, in Atlanta.
He also served as an associate dean and assistant professor at the University of Pennsylvania, and as a staff mh3ber of the Overseas Development Division of the Ford Foundation with assignments in Nigeria, Egypt, and Tunisia.
A former mh3ber of the Mayo Clinic's Board of Trustees and the Visiting Committee, Don Stewart is also an advisor to or trustee of the Independent Sector; Common Cause; Grinnell College; the Committee for Economic Development; The New York Times Company; the Campbell Soup Company; and Sotheby's.
Stewart earned his Bachelor of Arts degree at Grinnell College in 1959, with highest honors in political science.
He received a Master of Arts in political science as a Woodrow Wilson Fellow at Yale University in 1962.
At Harvard, he earned Master of Public Administration and Doctor of Public Administration degrees in 1969 and 1975, respectively.
In addition, he
studied international law, organization, and economics at the Graduate Institute of International Studies
in Geneva, Switzerland, from 1960 to 1962, and completed the Advanced Managh3ent Program at the Harvard Graduate School of Business Administration
in the summer of 1983.