Suffolk University, founded in 1906, has had 11 presidents since it was incorporated in 1937. Marisa Kelly is the president today.
These distinguished men and women have led—and helped shape—Suffolk University.
- Gleason L. Archer (founder), 1937–1948
- Walter M. Burse, 1948–1954
- Robert J. Munce, 1954–1960
- Dennis C. Haley, 1960–1965
- John E. Fenton, Sr., 1965–1970
- Thomas A. Fulham, 1970–1980
- Daniel H. Perlman, 1980–1989
- David J. Sargent, 1989–2010
- Barry Brown (interim), 2010–2012
- James McCarthy, 2012–2014
- Norman R. Smith (interim), 2014–2015
- Margaret McKenna, 2015–2016
- Marisa Kelly (acting), 2016–2018
- Marisa Kelly, 2018–