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Kenneth Henderson

Kenneth Henderson

Chancellor and
Senior Vice President for Learning

Kenneth W. Henderson was named Northeastern University’s first chancellor in 2019, having served with distinction since 2016 as dean of the College of Science. As dean, Henderson established a five-year strategic vision and plan to align the college with the university’s academic plan, Northeastern 2025, while advancing the college’s culture of scholarly and educational excellence.

A scholar of synthetic and structural inorganic chemistry, Henderson previously chaired the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at the University of Notre Dame. During his 14-year tenure, he was also the senior assistant provost for internationalization, developing undergraduate programs and international partnerships for research.

Henderson’s research interests lie in organometallic and materials chemistry, with a focus on energy-related systems. He has published more than 100 peer-reviewed research articles and was elected as a fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry in 2007.

Henderson received a first-class Honors B.Sc. in chemistry from the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow, Scotland, as well as a PhD, for which he was awarded the Ritchie Prize for best thesis. He conducted post-doctorate research at Brown University.

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Valerie Clement
Special Assistant
to the Chancellor
v.clement@northeastern.edu

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Susan Ambrose

Educational Innovation
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Madeleine Estabrook

Student Affairs
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Sundar Kumarasamy

Enrollment Management
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Mary Ludden

Strategic Planning and Projects
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Chris Mallett

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Deanna Raineri

Digital Learning and Mobility Strategies
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Global Campus Leaders

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Steve Eccles

Vancouver, Regional Dean and CEO
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Aliza Lakhani

Toronto, Regional Dean and CEO
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Hillary Mickell

San Francisco Bay Area, Regional Dean and CEO
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Cheryl Richards

Charlotte, Regional Dean and CEO
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Dave Thurman

Seattle, Regional Dean and CEO
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