Class Year: 1994
Outstanding Alumni Award Winner 2014
Dr. Jeff Swallow ’94 is a visionary corporate leader, North Central College trustee and generous philanthropist, with a special interest in providing financial assistance to students obtaining their college degrees. Currently president and chief executive officer of Magnetrol International Incorporated in Aurora, Jeff has spent his career in planning, implementation, administration, and management of growing and expanding manufacturing environments. The success of Magnetrol reflects his wise management and business acumen.
After completing an associate’s degree at Lincoln College in Lincoln, IL, Jeff received his bachelor’s degree at North Central College in 1994 and called crossing the stage at Commencement “one of my proudest moments.” To honor both schools, he established the Magnetrol Judy G. Stevenson Scholarships that fully funds the educations of selected Lincoln College transfer students for two years at North Central College. The scholarships are named for his late mother, who together with Jeff supported numerous capital projects on campus and other scholarships. Meiley-Swallow Hall is named in the family’s honor and to commemorate the many ties between the family and the College.
Jeff obtained his M.B.A. from Northwestern University in 2001 and a Ph.D. from Benedictine University in organizational development in 2008. His research interests include issues of organization development and behavior and international management.
He became a charter member of North Central College’s Board of Trustee Associates in 1997 and has served on the Board of Trustees since 2006. Jeff, his wife Madeline and their three children reside in Naperville.