President Lee Pelton made Boston Magazine‘s list of “The 100 Most Influential People in Boston” this week.
The magazine writes:
In his seven years at Emerson, Pelton has expanded the school’s presence in downtown Boston, forged a partnership to reopen the Colonial Theatre, and spoken up on a range of public policy issues. In a time of turnover at the top of many of Boston’s colleges and universities, Pelton has become a veteran leader of the sector.
Last year, Boston Magazine named Pelton to its list of the “21 Most Powerful People in Boston Business.” In 2016, he was named one of Boston’s “100 Most Influential People of Color.” In 2014, he was on the cover of the magazine’s “Power of Ideas” issue, alongside Boston Mayor Marty Walsh, Boston City Councilor (and current congressional candidate) Ayanna Pressley, Red Sox owner John Henry, and historian Doris Kearns Goodwin. The magazine highlighted Pelton’s establishment of the Emerson Accelerator Program (now Emerson Launch) and the Elma Lewis Center for Civic Engagement, Learning and Research, and the opening of Emerson Los Angeles.
Also on this year’s “Most Influential People” list is Emerson alumna Colette Phillips ’76 MA ’80, president and CEO of Colette Phillips Communications, thanks to her Get Konnected! networking events, lists of influential people of color, and Diversity Game Changers awards.