Dean Leadership Institute Speaker Series graphic with headshot of Michael Morrissey

Bringing a real-life true crime discussion to Dean College, the Dean Leadership Institute welcomes Norfolk District Attorney Michael Morrissey to campus. The latest installment of the speaker series will take place on March 29 at 6 p.m. in the Guidrey Center, located inside the Dr. Paula M. Rooney Student Center.

The Spring 2023 installment of the DLI speaker series focuses on crime scene investigation, which coincides with Dean’s popular criminal justice academic program. Morrissey will be joined by First Assistant District Attorney Lynn Beland, who has prosecuted more than 100 murder cases and was named the state’s 2012 prosecutor of the year, and Massachusetts State Police Detective Lt. Brian Tully, commander of the homicide unit attached to Morrissey’s office. The three will connect with students about careers in criminal justice and prepare them for success after graduation. The discussion will help Dean students to understand the process of a crime scene investigation from the moment authorities arrive through prosecution.

Morrissey, past president of the Massachusetts District Attorney’s Association, served on the governor’s Anti-Crime Council and on the Board of Directors of DOVE (Domestic Violence Ended) for 10 years. Before serving as district attorney, Morrissey served as a state representative from 1977 to 1992 and a state senator from 1992 to 2010, where he chaired the Committee on Public Safety. In the legislature, Morrissey helped pass laws strengthening drunken driving and domestic violence laws, and measures protecting seniors from fraud and children from sex offenders and cyber bullying.

The Dean Leadership Institute offers a unique opportunity for students, alumni and the local community to interact with business leaders. Morrissey is the latest speaker in a list that includes Worcester Red Sox President Dr. Charles Steinberg, former Massachusetts Gov. Michael Dukakis and Angela McKay, the Director of Cybersecurity Policy and Strategy in the Global Security Strategy and Diplomacy team at Microsoft.

The doors of the Guidrey Center will open at 5:30 p.m. Parking is available behind the Rooney Student Center at 109 West Central Street. The event is free and open to the public. For those unable to attend in person, a livestream of the event will be available.

Learn more about the Dean Leadership Institute and RSVP for the event.