To the Northeastern Community:

I am pleased to announce that Mark Putnam, Chief Planning Officer and a member of the Senior Leadership Team, has accepted an additional appointment as Chief of Staff. This appointment will take effect immediately.

Mark will have responsibility for leading presidential initiatives including the development of an array of strategic partnerships, as well as our current activities related to strategic planning, and our upcoming re-accreditation with the New England Association of Schools and Colleges. He will also directly oversee the operation of the President’s Office.

This appointment will further our efforts to provide a high level of integration and alignment among the leadership of the university. As Chief of Staff, Mark will maintain clear channels of communication, enabling the leadership of the university to find synergies and efficiencies in our administration, and maximizing the effectiveness of our decision-making.

Please join me in congratulating Mark.