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Student Centered

New Senior VP Lynette Cook-Francis oversees student engagement and enrollment management.

Senior Vice President for Student Engagement and Enrollment Management Lynette Cook-Francis joined Simmons in August. She leads all enrollment and student-life activities, with a particular emphasis on establishing partnerships and programs that enhance diversity and inclusion, improve the overall student experience, and prepare graduates for the modern workforce. 

“Simmons is a remarkable institution with a long history of providing a transformational educational experience for its undergraduate and graduate students,” said Cook-Francis. “I look forward to contributing to a student-centered environment that supports the personal, social, and academic development of our students and prepares them for successful careers and lives.” 

“I look forward to contributing to a student-centered environment that supports the personal, social, and academic development of our students,” said Senior Vice President for Student Engagement and Enrollment Management Lynette Cook-Francis.

Most recently, Cook-Francis served as vice president of enrollment management and student affairs at the City University of New York (CUNY) John Jay College of Criminal Justice. Prior to that, she held roles in student affairs for 14 years at the University of Arizona, including senior assistant vice president for student affairs and chief of staff. 

“Lynette Cook-Francis is a community builder who understands how to align and enhance the services students need to make the most of their time at Simmons,” said President Helen Drinan