Our leadership team members are committed to the success of every student. They make sure our academic programs meet high standards, so that students, families, and employers value a Lesley degree. They work to keep costs down, so that tuition goes further. They’re dedicated to an open and diverse campus, so that everyone feels welcome.

It takes a lot of talented people to lead a university. If you’re wondering who’s in charge of what, here’s the breakdown:

Board of Trustees

As a nonprofit institution, Lesley University is governed by a Board of Trustees that meets four times a year. The trustees make decisions about academics, budgets and finances, and campus policies. They also plan for the future.


The president reports to the Board of Trustees and oversees all areas of the university and its administration. He also represents us to the larger community.

Senior Staff

The senior staff includes the provost (the chief academic officer), deans, vice presidents and other leaders who are critical to our academic and operational success.

university president Jeff Weiss speaking at a podium

Jeff A. Weiss, President

President Weiss is a business leader, educator, and author. His expertise includes international negotiation and conflict resolution.

Lesley University Leadership Team
Meet the people who keep things running smoothly. They’re friendly and approachable, and you’ll see them around campus.
Board of Trustees 2017–2018
Our trustees draw on their experiences in a range of professions and industries. They oversee the university’s finances, governance, and the conferring of degrees and diplomas.
"We prepare socially responsible graduates with the knowledge, skills, understanding, and ethical judgment to be catalysts shaping a more just, humane, and sustainable world."
President Jeff A. Weiss
Lesley University Presidents