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Chris Mallett

Chief Administrative Officer

Chris Mallett is the chief administrative officer of the Roux Institute at Northeastern University. Mallett leads the institute’s strategy and teams to realize its mission to drive innovation, talent development, and economic opportunity for the state of Maine and the surrounding region.

In his previous capacity as senior vice chancellor, Mallett led the university’s global campus and digital learning initiatives. Before joining Northeastern, he was integral to the establishment, growth, and success of Western Governors University, a pioneer in online, competency-based education.

Mallett holds a doctorate in education and organizational leadership from Pepperdine University, an MPA from the University of Utah, and a BA in political science from Weber State University. He lives in Freeport, Maine with his wife and three children.