University Leadership

What does it mean to be an academic leader in the most competitive higher education market in the United States? It takes discipline, strategy, collaboration, and a passion for learning.

Main College Building on Simmons' academic campus.

Shaping our future

At Simmons, we put a high premium on hiring and retaining the kinds of leaders who can make a real difference here — trusting them to lead in their own areas and collaborate on institution-wide opportunities. Drawing from significant experience with major non-profits, corporations, and educational institutions, the University leadership team seeks to support our vision of becoming a beacon of leadership in the world of higher education.

By establishing policies and setting priorities for Simmons, our administrators are laying the groundwork for our future. As Simmons continues to move forward as a dynamic University, our administration continues to put Simmons students first and embraces their responsibility of educating and inspiring the next generation of leaders. 

Senior Leadership

Headshot of Lynn Perry Wooten


Dr. Lynn Perry Wooten is the ninth president of Simmons University.

Meet Lynn Perry Wooten

Kerri Brophy, VP of Enrollment

Kerri Brophy

Vice President, Chief Marketing, Enrollment, and Communications Officer

Meghan Kass, CFO

Meghan Kass

Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer

Beth Kramer, Chief Development Officer

Beth Kramer

Vice President, Chief Development Officer

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Laura Brink Pisinski

Vice President of University Real Estate Development and Facilities Management

Headshot of Gretchen Groggel Ralston

Gretchen Groggel Ralston

Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary to the Board of Trustees