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    • Merrimack College is a private college in the Roman Catholic, Augustinian tradition located in North Andover, Massachusetts, 25 miles north of Boston, Massachusetts. It offers 90+ undergraduate academic programs in business, education, science, engineering, and the liberal arts. Merrimack also serves non-traditional students through part-time undergraduate degree programs; masters programs in accounting, education, health science, management, public affairs, and engineering; and a range of certificate, licensure and degree completion offerings. There are over 2,900 full-time undergraduates and 400 graduate students from more than 22 states and 17 countries enrolled at Merrimack, 75% of whom reside on campus.

      Merrimack College has over 90 major and minor programs of study, including new programs in biotechnology, criminology, environmental studies and sustainability, information technology, sport management, and theater arts. Merrimack has one of the longest running cooperative education programs for students of all majors and minors.

      President Christopher E. Hopey, Ph.D. is an experienced higher education leader who has brought to Merrimack a strong academic and entrepreneurial background. He has more than twenty years of comprehensive leadership experience within very complex and highly decentralized colleges and research universities. He has a breadth and depth of academic experience that spans from innovative undergraduate and graduate programming to enrollment strategy to academic leadership to research. Prior to joining Merrimack, Dr. Hopey was vice president and dean for the College of Professional Studies at Northeastern University. Previously, Dr. Hopey was vice dean at the Graduate School of Education, University of Pennsylvania.