Before his appointment to the roles of CFO and director of business and finance, Sexton joined NU-Q from Northwestern’s Evanston campus where he managed the University’s payroll for some 20,000 people and supervised a staff of 17 people. He holds a BS in management from Northern Illinois University. Sexton worked with schools across the university and has had a close relationship with the Qatar campus since its inception in 2008. He also prepared personnel for new systems developments, especially relevant to the Qatar campus. Sexton works closely with Northwestern’s home campus and with Qatar Foundation.