Senior Vice Provost for Budget, Planning & Administration


Breean returns to Northeastern where she previously held the position of Associate Dean for Administration and Finance, College of Social Sciences and Humanities.  In this role, she oversaw general operations including finance, space, HR and communications for the college.  She also brings with her nearly a decade of experience from Harvard University.

In her role for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts as Deputy Chief Information Officer, Breean helped lead a change management agenda and was instrumental in filing legislation to centralize all IT commodity services and staff into a newly created Secretariat of Technology Services and Security.  She also served in a range of additional administrative positions, which included Deputy Commissioner and Chief Financial Officer, Department of Revenue; and Deputy Chief of Staff, Governor’s Office.

Breean earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree, Government and Russian/Soviet Studies, from Harvard University, and holds a Master of Arts, International Affairs, Concentration: Business and Institution Development, from Columbia University.