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Presidential Search

Join us in the search for the next president of Framingham State University. Here you will find the latest updates to the community and information on how to stay engaged and involved in the search process.

Board of Trustees Chair Kevin Foley

Dear FSU Community,

Welcome to the Framingham State University (FSU) Presidential Search Website. In March 2021, Dr. F. Javier Cevallos informed the community that he plans on retiring as President of FSU, effective August 2022, following what will have been an 8-year tenure leading the University.

As the Chair of the Framingham State University Board of Trustees (BOT), I am also charged with Chairing the Presidential Search Committee, and I view it as the most important responsibility I will undertake during my time as BOT Chair. The University President shapes the strategic direction of the institution and is responsible for carrying out its mission and vision. We will be looking for a dynamic leader dedicated to building upon the University’s reputation for academic excellence, access, civic engagement, inclusive excellence, as well as creating a blueprint for the future of the institution. In order to secure the next leader of the campus, we plan to conduct a nationwide search with assistance from a professional search firm.  

I pledge to make this search a transparent and collaborative process that relies on input from our entire community. We have formed a search committee that includes representatives from the Board, administration, faculty, students, and alumni.   

This website will serve as a one-stop resource for aspects related to the search as it unfolds. It will include information on the search firm; search committee members; public meeting minutes; a timeline of the search process; communications to the community; guidelines and procedures established by the Massachusetts Board of Higher Education; and, ultimately, professional and biographical information on our finalists, as well as a schedule of when they will be available to meet with the community on our campus.

I encourage everyone to check back often and engage with this crucial process as we select the next leader of Framingham State University. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact me at


Kevin Foley ’84, Chair
Board of Trustees
Framingham State University

  • Search Committee Members
    • Foley, Kevin
    • Budwig, Nancy
    • Anthony Hubbard
    • Barros, Dara
    • Rosero, Luis
    • Powell, Wardell
    • Baldwin, David
    • Robinson, Robin
    • Ricci, Nina
    • Elena Quiroz-Livanis
    • Neshe, Dana
    • Bonnevie, Robert (Bob)
    • Ex-Officio: Kim Dexter; Ann McDonald