North­eastern Uni­ver­sity, a world leader in expe­ri­en­tial edu­ca­tion and trans­la­tional research, has appointed two promi­nent mem­bers of the busi­ness com­mu­nity to its Board of Trustees: Joseph M. Tucci, H’04, chairman, pres­i­dent and CEO of EMC Cor­po­ra­tion, and Richard D’Amore, BA’76, a leading early-​​stage ven­ture capitalist.

Both indi­vid­uals will bring to the North­eastern com­mu­nity not only their enthu­si­astic com­mit­ment to the uni­ver­sity, but a long­standing pas­sion for tech­no­log­ical inno­va­tion and entrepreneurship.

The lead­er­ship, fresh per­spec­tives and com­mit­ment to inno­va­tion that Joe and Richard bring to the board will be a valu­able asset for North­eastern, par­tic­u­larly as we embark on new global, research, and expe­ri­en­tial edu­ca­tion ini­tia­tives,” said Joseph Aoun, pres­i­dent of North­eastern. “Both Richard and Joe are leaders in bringing inno­v­a­tive prod­ucts to the mar­ket­place. They have a keen sense of how to trans­late knowl­edge into eco­nomic growth and social well-​​being. That expe­ri­ence aligns well with the mis­sion of this university.”

North­eastern Uni­ver­sity is on an upward tra­jec­tory because we have his­tor­i­cally embraced inno­va­tion. Our research is entre­pre­neurial and inno­v­a­tive, as is our unique co-​​op model of edu­ca­tion,” said Sy Stern­berg, chairman of North­eastern University’s board of trustees, and chairman of the board of New York Life Insur­ance Com­pany, the largest mutual life insur­ance com­pany in the United States and one of the largest life insurers in the world. “Joe and Richard are inno­va­tors and vision­aries them­selves, and the new lead­er­ship they bring to our board will accel­erate Northeastern’s momentum. I am deeply grateful to the com­mit­ment of ser­vice both gen­tlemen have made to North­eastern University.”

Tucci received an hon­orary doc­torate in busi­ness admin­is­tra­tion from North­eastern in 2004. D’Amore earned a B.S. from North­eastern Uni­ver­sity, summa cum laude, in 1976.

The Board of Trustees is respon­sible for set­ting the overall policy by which the uni­ver­sity con­ducts its affairs and is vital to the ongoing suc­cess of Northeastern.

Joseph Tucci is Chairman of the Board of Direc­tors, Pres­i­dent and Chief Exec­u­tive Officer of EMC Cor­po­ra­tion. Tucci has been EMC’s Chairman since Jan­uary 2006 and Pres­i­dent and CEO since Jan­uary 2001, one year after he joined the com­pany as Pres­i­dent and Chief Oper­ating Officer. Head­quar­tered in Hop­kinton, Mass­a­chu­setts, with more than 42,000 employees oper­ating in more than 60 coun­tries, EMC is the world’s leading devel­oper and provider of infor­ma­tion infra­struc­ture tech­nology and solu­tions that enable orga­ni­za­tions of all sizes to trans­form the way they com­pete and create value from their information.

Before joining EMC, Tucci directed the finan­cial and oper­a­tional rebirth of Wang Global, an infor­ma­tion tech­nology ser­vices com­pany, during six years as its Chairman and CEO. Mr. Tucci joined Wang Global in 1990 as its Exec­u­tive Vice Pres­i­dent, Operations.

Prior to joining Wang in 1990, Tucci was Pres­i­dent of U.S. Infor­ma­tion Sys­tems for Unisys Cor­po­ra­tion, a posi­tion he assumed after the 1986 merger of Sperry and Bur­roughs that cre­ated Unisys.

Tucci earned a bachelor’s degree from Man­hattan Col­lege and an MS in Busi­ness Policy from Columbia University.

Richard D’Amore has been a ven­ture cap­i­talist for more than two decades. He co-​​founded North Bridge Part­ners in 1994 and con­tinues to serve as a gen­eral partner. In addi­tion, he has been a director of Phase For­ward, Inc. since 1997, a director of Veeco Instru­ments Inc. since 1990, and serves on the board of a number of pri­vate companies.

Prior to this, he served as a gen­eral partner at Hambro Inter­na­tional from 1982 through 1994. Prior to 1982, he worked as a con­sul­tant at Bain and Com­pany and as a cer­ti­fied public accoun­tant with Arthur Young and Company.

D’Amore earned a B.S. from North­eastern, summa cum laude, in 1976 and an M.B.A. from Har­vard Busi­ness School, where he was a Baker Scholar.