Presidential Search

Final Candidates

The Presidential Search Committee has identified three outstanding finalists for the next president of Elms College: Sean J. Ryan, Ed.D., vice president for enrollment management and dean of the School of Continuing and Professional Studies at Bellarmine University in Louisville, Ky.; Mary K. Boyd, Ph.D., former vice president for academic affairs at St. Edward’s University in Austin, Texas; and Harry E. Dumay, Ph.D., senior vice president and chief financial officer at St. Anselm College in Manchester, N.H.

The finalist candidates will visit campus in January to learn more about Elms and to meet with students, faculty, staff, alumni, and board members. The Elms community is encouraged to meet each finalist candidate during the open forum sessions. 


Sean J. Ryan

Sean J. Ryan, Ed.D.

Campus Visit:
January 23-24, 2017

Dr. Ryan has served as vice president for enrollment management at Bellarmine University since 2007 and dean of the School of Continuing and Professional Studies since 2013. He served Daniel Webster College as vice president for enrollment management from 2005 to 2007, dean of admission and financial aid from 2004 to 2005, and director of admission from 2002 to 2004. From 2001 to 2002, he served St. Anselm College as assistant director of admissions, and he was an admissions counselor from 1999 to 2001. Ryan earned his doctorate of education in higher education management from the University of Pennsylvania, a master of science in organizational and professional communication from Regis College, and a bachelor of arts in business administration from St. Anselm College. Outside of work, Sean can be found coaching his children’s sports teams.

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Veritas Auditorium Berchmans HallMonday,
January 23
Tuesday,
January 24
Alumni 9:45am - 10:45am
Staff11am - 12pm11am - 12pm
Faculty12:15pm - 1:15pm2:45pm - 3:45pm
Students2:45pm - 3:45pm12:15pm - 1:15pm
Mary K. Boyd

Mary K. Boyd, Ph.D.

Campus Visit: January 25-26, 2017

Dr. Boyd was vice president for academic affairs at St. Edward’s University in Austin, Texas, from 2013 to 2016, and served as the dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of San Diego from 2008 to 2013. She was the chair of the department of chemistry at Georgia Southern University from 2005 to 2008, and she was a member of the chemistry faculty of Loyola University Chicago from 1990 to 2008. Following her graduation from the University of Toronto with a bachelor of science and a doctorate in chemistry, Boyd was a Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council Postdoctoral Fellow at State University of New York Stony Brook from 1989 to 1990. Mary is an avid baseball fan and gardener.

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 Veritas Auditorium Berchmans HallWednesday,
January 25
Thursday,
January 26
Alumni 9:45am - 10:45am
Staff11am - 12pm11am - 12pm
Faculty12:15pm - 1:15pm2:45pm - 3:45pm
Students2:45pm - 3:45pm12:15pm - 1:15pm
Harry E. Dumay

Harry E. Dumay, Ph.D.

Campus Visit: January 30-31, 2017

Dr. Dumay was appointed senior vice president for finance and chief financial officer at St. Anselm College in 2012. Previously, he was at Harvard University, where he served as chief financial officer and associate dean for finance and information technology in the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences from 2006 to 2012. He served as associate dean for finance, research and administration in the Graduate School of Social Work at Boston College from 2002 to 2006, and as director of finance at Boston University from 1998 to 2002. He was a Boston College adjunct faculty member from 2003 to 2012, and worked in corporate business from 1991 to 1998. Dumay holds a bachelor of science from Lincoln University, a master of arts in public administration from Framingham State College, and an M.B.A. from Boston University, and earned his doctorate in higher education administration from Boston College. Harry is the founder and chair of EDEM, a nonprofit dedicated to development projects in his native Haiti.

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 Veritas Auditorium Berchmans HallMonday,
January 30
Tuesday,
January 31
Alumni 9:45am - 10:45am
Staff11am - 12pm11am - 12pm
Faculty12:15pm - 1:15pm2:45pm - 3:45pm
Students2:45pm - 3:45pm12:15pm - 1:15pm

Timeline &
Events

Harry E. Dumay Campus Visit

January 30-31, 2017

Mary K. Boyd, Ph. D. Campus Visit

January 25-26, 2017

Sean J. Ryan, Ed. D Campus Visit

January 23-24, 2017

Semi-Finalist Candidate Interviews Scheduled

December 17-18

Semi-Finalist Candidates Selected

December 5

RH Perry Campus Visit

September 21-22