Bentley President Resigns Abruptly

Published by Chris Wangler - June 18, 2020.

Bentley University’s president stepped down last week after less than two years in the job.

A statement from Bentley cited “personal reasons” for the departure of Dr. Alison Davis-Blake on June 12.

“The board of trustees thanks her for her service over the past two years,” the statement said, “particularly for her help in establishing a strategic plan that will form the core of the university’s next chapter.”

Previously the dean of the University of Michigan business school, Davis-Blake took over in October 2018 from former president Gloria Larson, who led the university for 11 years.

An interim president will be named “as soon as possible,” and Bentley will form a search committee to seek a new president.

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