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

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Joseph E. Aoun

Joseph E. Aoun, a well-known higher education thought leader and renowned scholar in linguistics, is the seventh president of Northeastern University.

President’s Senior Leadership Team

  • David Madigan

    David Madigan

    Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs
  • Kenneth Henderson

    Kenneth W. Henderson

    Chancellor and Senior Vice President for Learning
  • Michael Armini Headshot

    Michael Armini

    Senior Vice President for External Affairs
  • Mary Ludden

    Mary Ludden

    Senior Vice President for Global Network and Strategic Initiatives
  • Diane Macgillivray

    Diane Nishigaya MacGillivray

    Senior Vice President for University Advancement
  • Tom Nedell

    Thomas Nedell

    Senior Vice President for Finance and Treasurer
  • Mary Strother

    Mary B. Strother

    Senior Vice President and General Counsel

Senior Advisors to the President

  • Satyajit Dattagupta

    Satyajit Dattagupta

    Chief Enrollment Officer and Senior Vice Chancellor
  • Madeleine Estabrook

    Madeleine Estabrook

    Senior Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs
  • robert jose

    Robert Jose

    Dean for Cultural and Spiritual Life
  • David Luzzi

    David Luzzi

    Senior Vice Provost for Research and Vice President of the Innovation Campus at Burlington, Massachussetts

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