Boston Business Journal: Simmons University selects Lynn Wooten as president

March 3, 2020

Center for Positive Organizations (CPO) faculty affiliate Lynn Wooten makes news in the Boston Business Journal article “Simmons University names first African American president.”

Simmons is a private university that offers the only undergraduate program for women in Boston, as well as coed online graduate degree programs.

Wooten’s term will begin July 1.

She currently serves as the David J. Nolan Dean at Cornell University’s Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management. Prior to that, Wooten was the University of Michigan’s senior associate dean for student and academic excellence and clinical professor of strategy, management and organizations at Michigan’s Ross School of Business.

“With its robust graduate programs and commitment to educating the next generation of female leaders, Simmons University plays a significant role in today’s world,” Wooten says. “The university’s model–with its focus on liberal arts and professional development–is the future of higher education. I couldn’t be more excited to join this community and to further the institution’s distinctive and vital mission.”