Suffolk University selects James McCarthy as its new president
The Boston Globe
January 19, 2012
Suffolk University has appointed a new leader with a mandate to transform the Beacon Hill school.
The private school’s Board of Trustees tapped James McCarthy as its new president tonight, wed nite succeeding David Sargent,cq whose 21-year reign ended with his abrupt resignation in 2010 amid an outcry over his $1.5 million salary, one of the highest among college presidents nationwide.
McCarthy, 62, is currently provost at Baruch College in New York City. He will assume his new position on Feb. 1.
He faces challenges in bolstering Suffolk, which is at a critical juncture in its 106-year history. The school had boom years under Sargent, adding dormitories and increasing its geographic footprint.