During the 2015-2016 academic year, Lesley University will engage in a national search to identify the next president. The search and selection is expected to occur so that the new president will be in place by July 2016.
February 24, 2016
This morning, in Alumni Hall, I had the distinct honor of sharing with members of the Lesley community the exciting news of the outcome of our presidential search process. After a national search involving a large number of highly qualified candidates, the Lesley University Board of Trustees has voted unanimously to appoint Jeff A. Weiss as Lesley’s next president. An accomplished leader, businessman and teacher, Jeff will succeed President Moore on July 1, 2016, as Joe completes nine years of distinguished service to the university.If you weren’t able to be present this morning, I encourage you to learn more about Jeff and his family here and to check back later today for video and photos from the day’s events. You can also share your congratulations on Twitter using the hashtag #LesleyPresElect.Later today, Jeff and his wife, Gerri, will greet Lesley faculty, staff and students at informal gatherings on the Porter and Brattle campuses, and I hope you will make time to stop at one of these events if your schedule permits.2:30-3:30 PMPorter CampusUniversity Hall Atrium, Second Floor3:45-4:45 PMBrattle CampusHastings Room, 101 Brattle StreetIn his interviews, Jeff clearly and compellingly stated his belief in the vital importance of the type of education Lesley provides, as well as his commitment to building on the strong foundation the university enjoys. In addition, Jeff has built an enormously successful business thanks to his collaborative leadership style, his creative approach to seeking solutions to challenges, and his commitment to empowering leaders across organizations.I want to extend sincere thanks to the Presidential Search Committee and its chair, Barbara Russell, and the entire Lesley community for their dedication and enthusiasm during this important phase of the university's history. We look forward to President-elect Weiss joining Lesley, and we know that under his leadership and in partnership with the Lesley community, the university will continue to strengthen its position as a creative and collaborative institution of higher education and an integral part of the Cambridge community.Sincerely,Deborah Schwartz RaizesChair, Board of Trustees
Lesley University Presidential Search Profile (.pdf)
Lesley University Presidential Search
Presidential Search Committee Members
Search Firm: Storbeck/Pimentel & Associates
Updates from the Chair of the Presidential Search Committee
For more information on the announcement of Lesley University's next president:Jeff A. Weiss Named President of Lesley UniversityJeff A. Weiss, President-elect of Lesley UniversityWith an emphasis on humor and celebration, Lesley introduces next presidentLesley community greets President-elect
Please click here for the presidential profile.Please send inquiries and nominations to LesleyPresident@storbeckpimentel.com.
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