“When I'm on campus it reminds me of home because there are wooded areas all around. You can walk out of your residence hall and immediately enjoy a stroll on the walking paths through the forest. It's really nice to not have tall city buildings everywhere.”
Caitlyn De Serres '18
Major: Psychology, Sociology
President Kenneth K. Quigley, Jr.
Kenneth K. Quigley, Jr. is the 14th president of Curry College in Milton, Massachusetts, having served in that role since 1996.
Founded in 1879, Curry College is a 138-year-old private, independent institution granting undergraduate and graduate degrees to a combined enrollment of over 3,700 students. The College offers 26 undergraduate majors and four master's degrees. The combined faculty and staff at Curry total approximately 850.
Mr. Quigley is a graduate of Milton High School, the Boston College School of Management, and the Villanova University School of Law. He is a recipient of the Boston College Alumni Achievement Award for Excellence in Education and also holds an honorary degree from Quincy College.
Prior to becoming the president of Curry College, Mr. Quigley was on the faculty at Curry. He also previously taught at Suffolk University and Bentley University.
During the term of Mr. Quigley's presidency at Curry College, student enrollments have tripled and the College has completed an aggressive building campaign of residential and academic buildings, as well as achieving significant growth in its endowment. The College has also added a number of undergraduate and graduate degrees during that period.
In addition to his duties at Curry College, Mr. Quigley has discharged a number of external leadership roles. President Quigley currently serves as the immediate Past Chair of the Board of Trustees of the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC), the recognized accrediting body for all colleges and K-12 in New England. Additionally, he currently serves as a member of the Board of Trustees of the New England Council, Xaverian Brothers High School, Rodman Ride for Kids, Inc. and as an Honorary Director of the Cape Cod Baseball League. He has previously served as the Chairman of the Board and Executive Committee member of the Associated Independent Colleges and Universities of Massachusetts, the South Shore Chamber of Commerce and other Not-For-Profit groups. Mr. Quigley is also an experienced public company director, having served as an independent director on the Boards of companies listed on both the New York Stock Exchange and NASDAQ as an independent director.
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