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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 Meeting Dates

Monday, July 12, 2021
4:00 - 6:00 PM | Agenda

Monday, July 26, 2021
4:30 - 6:30 PM | Agenda
Athletics Center, Moynihan Room & Remote

Listening Sessions

Monday, July 19, 2021

1:00 - 2:00 PMAlumni & Foundation Board Members

Tuesday, July 20, 2021

1:30 - 2:30 PMStudents/Orientation Leaders

Wednesday, July 21, 2021

11:30 AM - 12:30 PM Executive Staff
2:00 - 3:00 PMAcademic Leaders/DGCE
4:00 - 5:00 PMOpen Session

Thursday, July 22, 2021

9:00 - 10:00 AMOpen Session
12:30 - 1:30 PMAFSCME/Staff
3:00 - 4:00 PMMSCA/Faculty
4:30 - 5:30 PMBoard of Trustees
  • Search Committee Members
    • Kevin Foley, Chair, Board of Trustees
    • Nancy Budwig, Trustee
    • Anthony Hubbard, Trustee
    • Dara Barros, Student
    • Luis Rosero, Associate Professor
    • Wardell Powell, Assistant Professor
    • David Baldwin, Associate Dean of Students
    • Robin Robinson, Director Education Technology and Instructional Design
    • Nina Ricci, Executive Assistant
    • Elena Quiroz-Livanis, Massachusetts Department of Higher Education
    • Dana Neshe, Trustee
    • Robert (Bob) Bonnevie, FSU Foundation Board
    • Ex-Officio: Kim Dexter, Assistant Vice President of Human Resources & Equal Opportunity
      Ann McDonald, Chief of Staff and General Counsel