University Leadership

Northeastern is a force for change, forever pushing higher education to stay ahead of the world’s evolving needs. The university’s leaders, too, are drivers of change, inspiring their teams to make the university better every day.

Senior Advisor for Enrollment Management

Satyajit Dattagupta leads the strategy and execution of recruitment, enrollment, and retention for all undergraduates and a significant number of graduate students at Northeastern. He oversees departments responsible for student recruitment, pricing and financial aid, admissions, and enrollment marketing and communications. He works closely with university colleagues, identifying strategies and opportunities to support the university’s long-term enrollment growth, innovation agenda, and sustainability, as well as advancing Northeastern’s continued commitment to helping students finance their education while having a successful academic experience.

Dattagupta has a deep knowledge of the admissions and enrollment landscape, and a demonstrated record of data-informed, strategic leadership spanning 15 years. He most recently served as Tulane University’s senior vice president and dean of admission for enrollment management and graduate and precollege strategy. A proven leader in elevating the enrollment strategy and operations across the university, he built the most diverse and academically strong class in Tulane’s history.

From 2008 to 2016, Dattagupta worked at DePauw University in Greencastle, Indiana; University of Rochester in Rochester, New York; and Washington College in Chestertown, Maryland. At each institution, he helped create and lead recruitment, enrollment, and admissions practices.

A former international student, Dattagupta has a keen understanding of the experiences of international students, as well as a deep interest in helping to ensure that students from underserved communities across the United States are successful in higher education.

He holds a Bachelor of Science and Master of Business Administration and Management, both from Southwest Minnesota State University.

Satyajit Dattagupta
Senior Advisor for Enrollment Management