Curry College’s Board of Trustees announced the appointment of Jay Gonzalez as the College’s 15th president. The board’s unanimous decision was the culmination of a thoughtful and thorough search process that was conducted over the past eight months. Gonzalez has a deep breadth of experience in the law, government, education, politics, advocacy, and business leadership.
Board Chair Pat Hughes said, “This is an opportunity for a transformational leader to join Curry and coalesce the community around a forward-thinking agenda. Jay will be deeply dedicated to Curry’s mission and through collaboration with our faculty, staff, and students, will define a clear vision and strategic path forward for the College. Jay will be the first Hispanic leader of the College, and he is a person of vision, energy, and experience who will embrace the institution’s mission and ethos. He will work with the faculty and staff to create a strategy for sustainable enrollment grown both by reaching new markets and enhancing the Curry student experience. We are thrilled to have this outstanding individual lead our college into a bright and distinguished future.”
Gonzalez is currently a partner at Hinckley Allen and earned his bachelor of arts from Dartmouth College and his law degree from Georgetown University. Some career highlights include serving as the President and CEO of CeltiCare Health Plan of Massachusetts and New Hampshire Healthy Families, as the Secretary of Administration and Finance for Governor Deval Patrick, and as an Adjunct Lecturer at Northeastern University School of Law. He was also the Democratic nominee for Massachusetts governor in 2018.
Gonzalez will begin his tenure on July 31, 2023.
“I am thrilled to be joining the caring community of dedicated faculty and staff who inspire and support the students at Curry College,” said Gonzalez. “Together, I am confident that we will build on Curry’s rich history and strong academic foundation and take the bold steps necessary to adapt to new challenges and opportunities in higher education. As we chart our path forward, we will be guided by Curry’s deep commitment to delivering a relevant, inclusive, and impactful college experience to each and every student—an experience where each student can explore their interests; learn more about themselves and the world around them; and obtain the education and support they need to successfully pursue their career and life ambitions."