Suffolk University trustees hire PR firm to repair their image

Students rallied in support of their president, Margaret McKenna, last month.
Students rallied in support of their president, Margaret McKenna, last month. –John Tlumacki / Boston Globe

The Suffolk University board of trustees has hired a public relations firm to help repair their image after a standoff between the board and school president, Margaret McKenna, The Boston Globe reports.

The goal is for the PR firm Rasky Baerlein to tell the board’s side of the story and repair their image in response to the board’s clash with McKenna over her position and leadership at the school, according to the Globe.

“It’s not to declare war against her or anything like that,’’ trustee Jim Morris told the Globe. “Everybody wants to calm this thing down,’’ Morris said. “I think we’re on the verge of detente.’’

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The standoff prompted student and faculty protests in support of McKenna. The eventual departure of McKenna and board chairman Andrew Meyer were approved in an agreement last month by the trustees.

Read the full Globe report here.

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