President Lee Pelton Reflects On 10 Years at Emerson

Above: President Lee Pelton soaks in the atmosphere at the Robert J. Orchard Stage at the Paramount Center. | Photo: Derek Palmer

In December, President Lee Pelton announced that he would leave Emerson in June to lead the Boston Foundation. During his 10 years, President Pelton helped Emerson become a more selective, global, and diverse college. Journalist Crystal Haynes ’05 sat down with him in March to talk about the pandemic, Black Lives Matter, and the strategic initiatives that have helped move Emerson forward. 

Watch the interview:

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(Note: The interview, which took place at the Paramount Center, followed Emerson COVID guidelines; both President Pelton and journalist Crystal Haynes ’05 had been vaccinated.)

Video credit: Emerson Productions