Located in the heart of Boston, Simmons University is a private university, home to a respected women’s undergraduate program, as well as coeducational graduate programs in nursing and health sciences, liberal arts, business, communications, social work, public health, and library and information science.
The Simmons story is one of growth, innovation, and a solid foundation — fueled by on-the-ground and online enrollment, and investments in its campus and technology.
Dr. Lynn Perry Wooten, President
Lynn Perry Wooten, a seasoned academic and an expert on organizational development and transformation, became the ninth president of Simmons University on July 1, 2020. She is the first African American to lead the university.
Beth Kramer, VP of Advancement
Beth Kramer, Chief Development Officer and Vice President of Advancement is a strategic fundraising executive with more than 25 years of development experience at well-known institutions throughout Boston.
Located in Boston’s historic Fenway area, Simmons has a strong tradition of empowering women and challenging traditional gender roles. You’re joining the community at an especially exciting time as one of the strategic goals of the University is to become the most inclusive campus in New England. Under the direction of Vice President of Advancement, Beth Kramer (she/her), the Simmons University Advancement team is in a time of growth and expansion.