Vice President for University Relations and Board Liaison
Daffodils, tulips, and forsythia blossoms herald Spring in New England. On the Bay Path
Carol has shared with me her memories of Bay Path College in 1994 when she took the helm. The comparison with Bay Path University in 2019 is dramatic. In 1994 there were under 450 students and undergraduate programs exclusively. Today the school has 3,400 students and offers undergraduate, masters, and doctorate degrees. In 2014 and 2015 The Chronicle of Higher Education named Bay Path as one of the 20 fastest growing baccalaureate colleges in America; in 2017 and 2018 the school was listed among the fastest-growing “private nonprofit master’s institutions.” The school’s growth is even more remarkable given its consistently strong commitment to serving women of all ages.
Through a series of strategic plans (named “
We Trustees know Carol as a strong, energetic leader who has assembled an outstanding administrative team. We regard her with the highest respect. The local community and national organizations have applauded her talent as well. Carol’s work in higher education has been recognized in numerous awards and leadership positions. This year she received the Donna Shavlik Award from the American Council on Education. One of our Trustees termed this award “The Oscar” of higher ed. In addition, Carol currently serves as the Chair of the Board of Directors of the Association of American Colleges and Universities.
Carol and her husband, Noel, have positively influenced
The Board of Trustees is prepared to conduct the search for the next President of Bay Path University. We shall utilize a search firm and will establish a Search Committee. Updates on our progress will be forthcoming. In the
Patricia J. Pierce, Board Chair,
April 8, 2019