President

Marisa Kelly, a leader for the future of Suffolk University.

Suffolk University President Marisa J. Kelly has been a force for positive change at Suffolk. She is the chief architect behind the great progress we are making, which is realized through the efforts and commitment of the entire University community. First as provost, then as acting president, she has trained a laser-like focus on the strategic direction and initiatives that elevate the quality of Suffolk’s academic programs, reputation and global reach, fundraising initiatives, and enrollment management.

President Kelly has been resolute and outspoken in affirming this University’s longstanding commitment to inclusivity. As a result, that value remains an enduring hallmark of the Suffolk experience. 

Inauguration Weekend 2018

The Suffolk University community and leaders of Boston and Massachusetts will inaugurate Marisa Kelly as our 11th president. Enjoy a full weekend of special events and activities that showcase the best of Suffolk and bring together students, families, alumni, faculty, staff, and friends at this milestone moment in our history. 

Inauguration Weekend 2018

Office of the President

More About Marisa

Learn more about our president and where she came from. Take a look into her past and present to see how it affects our future here at Suffolk University.

Suffolk's Presidents and Leadership

Take a look at the strategic direction forward for Suffolk University and see the institution's leaders of the past and present.

Introducing Suffolk University's 11th President

Suffolk is Top-Ranked

The strength of Suffolk University is recognized across the country and around the world. For the last two years, Suffolk was included in U.S. News & World Report rankings of the best national universities. Suffolk University Law School is one of 14 law schools in the country with five programs ranked in U.S. News. The Wall Street Journal placed Suffolk in the top 25% of more than 1,000 colleges and universities in the paper’s inaugural rankings list.

Suffolk University Rankings