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 Global Student Experience

As senior vice chancellor for student affairs, Madeleine Estabrook oversees all facets of student services and support for the global university system. Her broad portfolio includes athletics and recreation, residential life and housing, cultural life, health and wellness, student conduct, student involvement, orientation, disability services, and We Care student support.

Prior to her appointment as senior vice chancellor, she held the positions of vice president for student affairs, associate vice president for student affairs, and dean of students. Estabrook serves on numerous university committees, including the Strategic Continuity Team.

Prior to joining Northeastern in 2008, Estabrook was an equity partner at a large multistate law firm where she concentrated in advising healthcare providers in all aspects of regulatory, financial, and business planning including legal, operational and clinical management issues, risk management; licensure, certification and accreditation; medical and professional staff relationships; and corporate structuring.

She also served as senior vice president and general counsel at a venture capital-financed specialty pharmacy benefit management services company and was appointed chief operating officer to manage the company through transition after the departure of the company’s founders. In addition to serving not-for-profit institutional providers, she has handled various mergers of and acquisitions by proprietary healthcare chains.

Estabrook holds a bachelor's degree in government from Dartmouth College and a Juris Doctor from Boston College.

Madeleine Estabrook
Senior Advisor for Global Student Experience