New organizational structure for Northeastern University

New organizational structure for Northeastern University

In January President Joseph E. Aoun announced an institutional reorganisation designed to purposefully integrate learning and discovery holistically across the entire global university system of Northeastern University. This transformation will support in meeting and exceeding the ambitious Northeastern 2025 goals.

Provost James C. Bean and Chancellor Ken Henderson of Northeastern University told faculty and staff at a town hall-style meeting about how they are going to push the mission of the university into the next year with a new organisational structure.  This university provides an integrated and holistic approach to learning that happens anywhere, at any time, throughout students’ lives.


Faculty and staff across Northeastern’s global university system—which includes campuses in Boston, Charlotte in North Carolina, the San Francisco Bay area in Seattle, Toronto, London, and the Massachusetts communities of Burlington and Nahant—joined the conversation via live stream at the both the first and the second meetings that were held.


Provost James C. Bean, the university’s chief academic officer, leads all of the university’s colleges and schools and oversees its research enterprise. Bean also leads academic affairs, academic finances, and information technology, and chairs the Faculty Senate. In his new role, Chancellor Ken Henderson oversees undergraduate and experiential learning, student affairs, enrolment management, digital and mobile learning, lifelong learning at all the campuses throughout the university system, and the university’s Ph.D. Network.


President Aoun pointed “To strengthen and expand this learning continuum, we will organise ourselves in a way that integrates our educational infrastructure—from the moment of undergraduate enrolment all the way to experiential PhDs and lifelong learners”.


Radhika Boruah

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