President, Simmons University

Dr. Lynn Perry Wooten

Lynn Perry Wooten headshot

About Lynn

Dr. Wooten is the ninth president of Simmons University and the first African American to lead the university. A seasoned academic and an expert on organizational development and transformation, Lynn specializes in crisis leadership, diversity and inclusion, and positive leadership—organizational behavior that reveals and nurtures the highest level of human potential. Lynn is an innovative leader and prolific author and presenter whose research has informed her work in the classroom and as an administrator. Lynn has also maintained a robust clinical practice, providing leadership development, education, and training for a wide variety of companies and institutions.