Richard FreelandNov 14, 2022
Transforming the Urban University: Northeastern University, 1996-2006
A Discussion with Richard Freeland, president emeritus of Northeastern University
New Books Network 2022
It is rare to see colleges and universities achieve major and rapid changes in their national rankings. Richard Freeland, the president emeritus of Northeastern University, discusses how they were able to achieve this at Northeastern during his decade leading one of the nation’s largest private universities by doubling down and improving their historic strength in co-operative education. In parallel, Northeastern was able to achieve dramatic improvements in retention and graduation rates, from just 44% to over 70%. He also shares insights from his tenure leading the Massachusetts public higher education system.
David Finegold is the president of Chatham University.