Statements and Communications

Recent Communications

A collage of women who have spoken at Simmons

Celebrating Black History Month in an Anniversary Year

This Black History Month also happens to be Simmons University’s 125th anniversary year. President Wooten reflects upon the many women associated with Simmons – past and present – who have not only influenced our immediate community, but whose work and contributions had and continue to have far-reaching impacts for our world.


President Lynn Wooten standing in front of the MCB

Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

In a letter to the community, President Lynn Perry Wooten reflects upon the life, legacy, and enduring impact of the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.


The cupola at Simmons University in Boston, Massachusetts

Leading With Compassion and Empathy

In a letter to the community, President Lynn Perry Wooten reminds us of our responsibility to unequivocally condemn hate and violence, to ensure our community feels safe and respected, and to use our learning and leadership to build new pathways that further understanding.


The Cupola

Supporting Our Community During the Crisis in Israel and Gaza

In a letter to the community, President Lynn Perry Wooten expresses care and concern for those impacted by the ongoing tragedy.


Community members gathered on the academic campus

Welcoming the Simmons Community Back to Campus

On Wednesday, September 6, the Simmons community gathered on the academic campus for words of welcome from President Lynn Wooten. Watch the video.


Simmons University President Lynn Perry Wooten wearing a pink jacket and smiling

Women’s Centered Colleges Have the Power to Embrace and Advance Equity

This Saturday is Women’s Equality Day, which commemorates the 1920 adoption of the Nineteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution that prohibits the states and federal government from denying the right to vote on the basis of sex.


President Lynn Wooten standing in front of the MCB

Historically Women's Colleges are Uniquely Suited to Address the Gendered Pay Gap

Today is Equal Pay Day, where we acknowledge the stark and troubling reality that women still lag behind their male counterparts when it comes to that all important paycheck. Women, on average, are only paid 77% of every dollar paid...


Lynn Perry Wooten and family

President Wooten Shares a Message of Gratitude

Dear Simmons Community, 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. It was an honor to...