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  1. Headshot of Debra Pérez

    Senior Vice President of Organizational Culture, Inclusion & Equity, Debra Pérez tells us why she's excited to join the Simmons community. What do the words “organizational culture, inclusion and equity” mean? A healthy organization and culture is inclusive of the...

  2. Headshot of Debra Pérez

    We are proud to announce the appointment of Debra Pérez, PhD, as Senior Vice President of Organizational Culture, Inclusion & Equity. Simmons, one of the first institutions of higher education in the United States to focus on preparing women for...

  3. Pride flag waving with Simmons cupola in the background.

    Professor Jo Trigilio has been an influential activist within the LGBTQ community since 1985 and is honored to be the Pride Marshal for the 48th Annual Boston Pride Parade. How Pride began Gay Liberation marches began in cities across the...

  4. Headshot of Luisana Duarte Armendáriz

    A new voice in children's literature, Luisana tells us about the inspiration behind her novel. Children's literature MFA graduate, Luisana Duarte Armendáriz '18MA/MFA received a New Vision Award from Lee & Low Books. Her middle grade novel The Regent Enigma...

  5. Headshot of Nasyria Taylor

    As president of the Black Student Organization, Nasyria Taylor '19 tells us what the new center means to her. On choosing Simmons In high school, I started a tech-based education reform club called the iSchool Five. We traveled around to...

  6. Lisa Smith-McQueenie and Helen Drinan hold ribbon as Nasyria Taylor cuts it to open the Multicultural Center

    Students, faculty, staff and alumnae/i gathered to commemorate this historic event. On January 31, Simmons celebrated the grand opening of the Multicultural Center, a new space that offers advocacy, programming, and resources in regards to diversity, equity, and inclusion...

  7. Adam McNeil delivering speech

    We spoke with Adam McNeil '18MA about his awarding-winning paper and his MA in history. Did a particular experience or person inspire you to pursue a graduate degree in history? In March 2012, I visited my brother in Boston for...

  8. Headshot of Daren Graves

    Professor Daren Graves researches how students are recognizing and navigating racial inequity, power and privilege. What made you make the move to teach at Simmons? I love to teach, and I knew Simmons to be an institution that valued teaching...