Thank You Thursdays

Thank You Thursdays

Unparalleled opportunities come from unparalleled generosity. Friends of UChicago go the extra mile every day to make sure our students can thrive and flourish. We are grateful for their support.

Thank you to Mary Lou Gorno for being a tireless champion for UChicago. You have played a key role in bringing top students to the University and making sure they have the best possible experience during their four years and beyond. We are incredibly grateful to you for serving on the Board of Trustees, volunteering at special events, and the countless other ways that you support our students.

The Office of Enrollment & Student Advancement (ESA) is home to College Admissions, Financial Aid, and Career Advancement. We work together to support UChicago students at every stage of their academic career, from the moment they begin their college application to the moment they begin their post-graduation career. Our goal is to bring the world’s most talented students to UChicago, provide them with the resources they need to take full advantage of everything the University has to offer, and guide them to meaningful and fulfilling post-graduation pursuits.

Week of April 20, 2017
Mary Lou Gorno
Mary Lou Gorno, MBA'76, University Trustee
Managing Director

Ingenuity International

Mary Lou Gorno knows firsthand how a UChicago education prepares students for leadership. A graduate of the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, Mary Lou has served in a number of executive roles during her highly successful career. She is currently a managing director at Ingenuity International, a global executive search firm. Prior to joining the search industry, Mary Lou served as a senior executive of the Leo Burnett Company, where she helped many global brands achieve their goals.

Mary Lou has been a tireless advocate for UChicago. She is a regular keynote speaker at events for admitted students, where she eloquently and passionately encourages students to make their home at UChicago. Mary Lou has also hosted the "UChicago Launchpad" reception in Chicago, UChicago's signature summer event for alumni, current students, incoming students, and their families.

Mary Lou has also been a leader in the campus community. She was elected to the Board of Trustees in 2004, has served on the Executive Committee since 2007, and currently is Vice Chair of the Board. She is also a member of the leadership team for the University's $5 billion capital campaign. She has generously supported faculty, students, and a wide variety of initiatives on campus.

Mary Lou, thank you for all that you do to support UChicago students, and we look forward to working with you for many years to come!