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Suffolk announces finalists in presidential search

Suffolk announces finalists in presidential search

Brigitte Carreiro

May 4, 2015

Suffolk University on Monday announced the two finalists for presidency of the university. A message to Suffolk employees from Head of the Search Committee Mark Sullivan said that Margaret McKenna and Louis E. Caldera are the finalists. The finalists will visit campus separately next week. On Wedne...

Smith cleared of accusation made by anonymous whistleblower

Smith cleared of accusation made by anonymous whistleblower

Melissa Hanson

March 20, 2015

Interim President Norman Smith was found to have broken no laws after an anonymous complaint against him was filed through the university’s whistleblower reporting system in January, officials said. Suffolk has a whistleblower policy that encourages employees to report issues and concerns. “It...

Search for next Suffolk president continues, faculty from university schools added to search committee

Search for next Suffolk president continues, faculty from university schools added to search committee

Brigitte Carreiro

March 20, 2015

As Suffolk searches for its next president, those involved in the process have said finding the perfect candidate is no easy task. Chairman of the Board of Trustees Andrew Meyer, part of the presidential search committee, said it is difficult to create a list of qualities that make for a successful...

Sale of buildings discussed with president at republicans meeting

Sale of buildings discussed with president at republicans meeting

Sam Humphrey

March 17, 2015

Interim President Norman Smith on Tuesday addressed Suffolk’s Republican student club, discussing the new 20 Somerset building and related changes on campus. Smith was optimistic that enough interest in the Archer and Donahue buildings from potential buyers could create a bidding war, driving the sale prices up. He said...

Chairman of the Board encourages Suffolk community to be involved in search for next president

Chairman of the Board encourages Suffolk community to be involved in search for next president

Thalia Yunen

February 12, 2015

After four years with three different presidents at Suffolk’s helm, the university is searching for a new leader to succeed Norman Smith, who became the interim president just days before fall semester began. Chairman of the Board of Trustees Andrew Meyer said in a letter sent to members of the...

Top Tier provides a glimpse into a decade of leadership

Top Tier provides a glimpse into a decade of leadership

December 3, 2014

By Sylvain Gaulier “Wagner long ago should have established itself as New York City’s version of what Williams and Amherst are to Massachusetts, or what Haverford and Swarthmore are to Philadelphia.” Those words, written by current Suffolk University President Norman Smith, describe his amb...

President, SGA confer about plans for year

President, SGA confer about plans for year

Heather Rutherford

October 8, 2014

The Student Government Association met for the first time last week along with members of Suffolk University’s administration to deliver plans for the year.    First on the agenda for SGA was to take the oaths of the newly elected senators, followed by the introduction of President Norman Smith. “I haven’t even been here...

Suffolk’s negative ads miss the point

Suffolk’s negative ads miss the point

Heather Rutherford

September 17, 2014

As the school welcomes Dr. Norman Smith, the new president has said goodbye to the university’s marketing campaign set in place by former president James McCarthy with the advertising company Devito/Verdi. The first time I saw an advertisement about Suffolk, I wasn’t even aware that my school h...

James McCarthy leaves Suffolk

James McCarthy leaves Suffolk

Melissa Hanson

August 27, 2014

Suffolk University on Wednesday announced James McCarthy would no longer act as president of the university, just days before the start of the fall semester, officials said. The university’s board of trustees unanimously elected Dr. Norman R. Smith as the university’s interim president, to begin on Sept. 1, according to a statement from the university through Paula Gates of Regan Commu...

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