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Office of the President (Freeland) records

 Unprocessed — Box: 1
Identifier: Z07-027

Content Description

Richard M. Freeland served as the sixth president of Northeastern University from 1996-2006. Born and raised in Mountain Lakes, N.J., Freeland received a bachelor's degree in American Studies from Amherst College in 1963 and a doctorate in American Civilization from the University of Pennsylvania in 1968. As assistant to the president of the University of Massachusetts in 1970, he focused on the development of a new campus in Boston. For the next 22 years, he was associated with UMass-Boston, serving consecutively as assistant to the chancellor, director of the Office of Educational Planning, founding dean of the College of Professional Studies and dean of the College of Arts and Sciences. In 1992 Freeland became vice chancellor for academic affairs at the City University of New York, before moving to Northeastern in 1996. Under Freeland's leadership, Northeastern focused on achieving excellence as a national research university that is student-centered, practice-oriented and urban. President Freeland emphasized Northeastern's leadership in practice-oriented education by enhancing the university's flagship program of cooperative education and strengthening links between co-op and classroom in both professional fields and the arts and sciences. As of 2014, Freeland is a lecturer in History at Northeastern. Labelled "Subject files, C-N" but some folder titles were changed for better access. Preliminary box list in control file on SharePoint. The collection is unprocessed. Accessioned 2006 Oct 26. Folder list should be created immediately. Material should be refoldered into acid-neutral folders. 40/4

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Access Restrictions

Records are closed for 25 years from their date of creation, unless researchers have written permission from the creating office.

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Requests for permission to publish material from this collection should be discussed with the University Archivist.


  • Creation: ca. 1989-1997


1 cubic feet (1 cubic foot in 1 record center carton.)