What does it mean to be an academic leader in the most competitive higher education market in the United States? It takes discipline, strategy, collaboration, a passion for learning, and — as one of our deans says — moxie.
Charlena Seymour is Provost and Chief Academic Officer of Simmons College. Seymour brings more than 30 years of academic, administrative, and professional accomplishments to Simmons, including a substantial tenure at the University of Massachusetts, where her other positions included Director of the Communications Disorders Clinic, Chair of the Department of Communications Disorders, and Dean of the Graduate School. Read More »
Renée White, new dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, describes Simmons as innovative, collaborative, and equitable. She describes herself as a leader who likes to inspire others to take chances, and she is convinced that Simmons has the opportunity to develop "new habits of mind" for the 21st century. Read More »
Michèle Cloonan, dean of the Graduate School of Library and Information Science, says she is a dean because she believes in academic service and wants to promote research, teaching, and outreach. Cloonan describes Simmons as a place that has moxie, and a place that deserves to have more visibility for the quality of its education. Read More »
Cathy Minehan, dean of the School of Management, is new to Simmons but already has spent countless hours talking to professors asking them, "What would you do if you were me?" She sees herself as a leader who sets targets and goals, and who listens and revises her decisions based on others' input. Read More »
Judy Beal, dean of the School of Nursing and Health Sciences, has grown - and grown up - at Simmons. Beal has been an educator, researcher, and leader at Simmons for nearly 30 years. She cares deeply about the College, and has worked to strengthen its visibility and reputation. She sees her school, in particular, as a collaborative and collegial contributor to Simmons and to the world. Read More »
Stefan Krug, dean of the School of Social Work, describes Simmons as values-driven and community-focused, with a strong social justice mission. Krug says Simmons attracts a certain type of student, and he expects both students and alumni to exercise their "leadership muscles" at Simmons, in their placements, and in their future careers. Read More »