Press enter to search

Scott C. Smith

Former Publisher, Chicago Tribune and President, Tribune Publishing

Emeritus Director, Founding Board Chair

Scott Smith is the former president of Tribune Publishing and publisher of the Chicago Tribune. He is also the founding chairman of The Chicago Public Education Fund.

A Tribune executive for 30 years and a native of the Chicago area, Scott holds a bachelor’s degree from Yale University and a master’s degree from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management. He serves as chairman of National Louis University, and on the boards of the McCormick Foundation, Northwestern Memorial Foundation, Mather Lifeways, Chicago Symphony Orchestra and Chicago Humanities Festival.

Invest in Chicago's Principals

Principals have an out-sized impact on their schools and communities. Any amount can make a difference.

Support Our Work

We aim to serve more than 600 principals and 360,000 students by 2023, with an emphasis on the schools that most need support.

Celebrate School Leaders

Every October, school communities, city officials, and corporate leaders join together to lift up the great work of principals.