Friars Leaders Program

Thanks to the ongoing generosity of Simmons trustee emerita Eileen Friars ‘72, the Friars Leaders Program will bring speakers to campus throughout the fall and spring semesters, enhancing and deepening student learning. Linked to the Boston, Simmons, and Leadership Courses in a student’s first year of the Simmons PLAN, speakers will reflect Simmons’ focus on the many different types and styles of leadership. This fall we're excited to welcome Anita Diamant — among other inspiring leaders. 

Anita Diamant

Current Friars Leader

Anita Diamant is the bestselling author of The Boston Girl.

Janaya Khan

Past Friars Leaders

Previous Friars Leaders include Janaya Khan, Paul Farmer, Callie Crossley, and Joyce Kulhawik.

Eileen Friars

About Eileen Friars

Eileen Friars is a private investor and serves as Executive in Residence at Queens University McColl School of Business.