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Presidential Search

Entrance to our main campus in Longmeadow, MA.

Since opening its doors in 1897, Bay Path has prided itself on being entrepreneurial, constantly pushing the boundaries of the academic experience to fit the student. To start them on the road to success. We still do.

Bay Path’s distinctive and innovative approach to higher education, guided by our motto, Carpe Diem, has resulted in the strategic growth of the University. With the recent announcement of Dr. Carol A. Leary’s plan to retire in June 2020, the Board of Trustees has launched a search for the University’s sixth President.

In seeking a new President who will continue to advance the mission and success of the University, the Board has convened a Presidential Search Committee co-chaired by Patricia Pierce, CFA, immediate past Chair of the Board, and Jonathan Besse, current Chair of the Board.

These pages provide information on the search process, the search firm and the search committee.