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Suffolk University names new president

May 13, 2015

BOSTON (AP) — An attorney who has already led one Boston-area university has been selected as Suffolk University’s next president.

The school’s trustees on Tuesday named former Lesley University president Margaret McKenna as the 10th president of Suffolk.

McKenna is currently the acting director of Brandeis University’s Sillerman Center for the Advancement of Philanthropy.

Trustees Chairman Andrew Meyer Jr. says McKenna was selected because of her “experience, innovative ideas and bold approach.”

During McKenna’s 22 years as president at Lesley, the school grew from 2,000 to more than 10,000 students, from a college to a university and from a small regional college to a nationally recognized leader in teacher education.

She says Suffolk is an attractive job because “it continues to provide an education that is student centered and individually tailored.”

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