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Office of External Affairs

External Affairs advances Northeastern’s strategic interests by telling the university’s story and shining a light on what sets it apart. The division reports on news and discoveries, brings the brand to life, shapes higher ed policy, advocates for research, and builds community connections.

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Senior vice president for External Affairs

Michael Armini

Michael Armini oversees the departments of city and community engagement, communications, federal and state government relations, and marketing. He leads the work of these offices to promote Northeastern’s strategic interests to key audiences around the world.


  • Rebecca Anzuoni

    Rebecca Anzuoni

    Vice President for Marketing
  • Jack Cline

    Jack Cline

    Vice President for Federal Relations
  • Michael Ferrari

    Michael A. Ferrari

    Assistant Vice President for External Affairs
  • Renata Nyul

    Renata Nyul

    Vice President for Communications
  • John Tobin

    John Tobin

    Vice President for City and Community Affairs

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