Patricia Maguire Meservey

President, Salem State University

Patricia “Pat” Maguire Meservey has served as Salem State University’s 13th president since July 2007. Salem State is one of the largest state universities in the commonwealth and the largest in the north of Boston region. The institution enrolls 9,500 students in 28 undergraduate and over 50 graduate programs in the liberal arts, human services, and business and has a large offering of continuing education programs.

An active member of many regional boards, Patricia Maguire Meservey’s strategic vision and insight make her current leadership roles as chair of The Salem Partnership, chair of the board of directors for the North Shore Alliance for Economic Development and chair of the Commission in Higher Education of the New England Association of Schools and Colleges invaluable. Other boards on which she serves include the North Shore Workforce Investment Board, the North Shore Chamber of Commerce, and New England Council. She has recently been appointed as a trustee for Eastern Bank and member of the board of directors for Bottom Line, MA.

President Meservey came to Salem State from Suffolk University, where she served as the first provost and academic vice president of that institution. Previously, she held several positions at Northeastern University and Boston University as both a faculty member and administrator.

Patricia Maguire Meservey holds a Ph.D. in higher education administration from Boston College, an M.S. in parent-child health nursing and a B.S. in nursing, both from Boston University, and a diploma in nursing from Faulkner Hospital. She is a Fellow in the American Academy of Nursing.

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