President & Leadership

Learn more about Suffolk's diverse group of leaders

Suffolk University was founded in 1906 with the idea that access to education is the key to broader societal success. More than a century later, Suffolk's leadership is committed to ensuring that the University's founding mission is carried out with an eye to the future.

University President Marisa Kelly is working in conjunction with the Board of Trustees, Provost, and members of the administration to provide access and opportunity to a diverse group of students. Suffolk's leadership team is also tasked with advancing the University to new heights and adhering to the Strategic Plan.

Leadership at Suffolk University

President Marisa Kelly

With a focus on financial management, local and international partnerships, and academic excellence, President Kelly is enhancing the educational and institutional environment at Suffolk.


The Office of the Provost works with the deans of the College of Arts and Sciences, the Law School, and the Sawyer Business School to deliver a student-centered experience.

Board of Trustees

The Suffolk University Board of Trustees is the governing body of the institution—it upholds the bylaws of the University.


The Suffolk University administration provides leadership to the institution and the community as it pursues its mission of empowering graduates, faculty, and staff.