A Centralized Organization
The Finance Division amplifies the impact of Northeastern’s strategic plan—Northeastern 2025—by effectively managing and deploying financial assets. We strive to meet the needs of faculty, staff, students, and vendors as we steward Northeastern's resources. We also protect the university’s financial assets by ensuring compliance with federal, state, and local laws.
Senior Vice President for Finance and Treasurer
Finance Division Leadership
Thomas Nedell manages Northeastern’s financial affairs to ensure that the university has the budgetary resources to achieve its ambitious goals. His portfolio includes campus planning, facilities, human resources, finance, audit and advisory services, and treasury, including oversight of the university’s endowment. Nedell joined Northeastern in 2009 as vice president for finance. Prior to that, he held several positions over 18 years at St. John’s University in New York, including his last post as vice president for business affairs and treasurer. A board member of the Boston Consortium for Higher Education, Nedell holds a bachelor’s degree from Boston College and a Master of Business Administration from St. John’s University.