Headshot of Governor Michael Dukakis

Dean College is pleased to announce that Governor Michael Dukakis, three-term governor of Massachusetts, will be a Fall 2022 speaker for the Dean Leadership Institute on Wednesday, October 26, 2022.

A native of Brookline, MA, Governor Michael S. Dukakis served eight years as a member of the Massachusetts legislature and was elected Governor of Massachusetts three times. In 1988, he won the Democratic nomination for the presidency of the United States. He also served as Vice-Chairman on the Board of Directors of Amtrak. Governor Dukakis has been recognized as a Distinguished Professor of Political Science at Northeastern University and Visiting Professor at the School of Public Policy at UCLA. He and former U.S. Senator Paul Simon authored, “How to Get Into Politics-and Why,” to provide young people with a road map to a career in public service.

The Dean Leadership Institute offers a unique opportunity for students, alumni and the local community to interact with today's business leaders. Dukakis will join an unprecedented list of national business leaders who have spoken at the Dean Leadership Institute, including Dr. Charles Steinberg, Bert Jacobs, Robert and Jonathan Kraft and Angela McKay, among others.

The event will take place at 5:00 p.m. in the Guidrey Center, located inside the Dr. Paula M. Rooney Student Center on the Dean College campus at 109 West Central Street, Franklin, MA. The event is FREE and open to the public. Register to attend. For those unable to attend in person, a livestream of the event will be available.

Learn more about the Dean Leadership Institute.