The Investiture of President Lynn Perry Wooten

President Wooten joined the Simmons community at a time of great transition in our country, for higher education, and for Simmons itself. President Wooten's ability to cultivate change as an everyday leader enables Simmons University to evolve into the institution we must be for this moment, and for the future.

Lynn Perry Wooten Investiture

Celebrating the Investiture Ceremony of President Lynn Perry Wooten


It was our pleasure to celebrate the Investiture of Lynn Perry Wooten, the ninth president of Simmons University on Monday, April 11 at 10:30 am. Simmons has a critical mission of empowering the next generation of leaders, and this was an exciting opportunity to mark this important moment for our institution.


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President Lynn Perry Wooten

The Investiture of President Lynn Perry Wooten

Students, alumni, board members, colleagues, family and friends convened both in-person and virtually to celebrate the Investiture of Dr. Lynn Perry Wooten.

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Lynn Perry Wooten and family

President Wooten Shares a Message of Gratitude

"As I reflect on the magic of the past few days, I want to take this moment to thank each of you for making my investiture such a memorable and extraordinary experience."

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Lynn Perry Wooten, President of Simmons University

Get to Know President Lynn Perry Wooten

Lynn Perry Wooten, a seasoned academic and an expert on organizational development and transformation, became the ninth president of Simmons University on July 1, 2020. 

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About Simmons University

Located in the heart of Boston, Simmons University is a private university, home to a respected women’s undergraduate program, as well as coeducational graduate programs in nursing and health sciences, liberal arts, business, communications, social work, public health, and library and information science.