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President Christopher E. Hopey, Ph.D.

Welcome to Merrimack College. As the college’s eighth president, I am committed to advancing Merrimack to a national and even international position of prominence.

As a selective, independent, four-year Catholic college in the Augustinian tradition, we strive to prepare students to adapt creatively to tomorrow’s realities through our unique and comprehensive academic curriculum and distinctive out-of-classroom experiences that foster community service, global citizenship and personal responsibility. Merrimack College students are committed to community efforts as well as establishing student-run organizations. We currently have more than 60 student organizations, and there are many more in the process of being formed.

Merrimack College has received many national accolades, and is in the top third of U.S. News & World Report’s regional universities of the north, after years of consistently ranking as a top-10 northern regional college.

We offer a wide range of experiential opportunities that are designed to deepen student learning, broaden perspectives and provide valuable, real-world experience. Our dedicated faculty are committed to providing an environment where students can develop the skills, abilities and confidence necessary to achieve academic and personal success. Moreover, we are dedicated to assisting students in achieving their educational goals and offer an array of academic scholarships.

I welcome your interest in Merrimack College. Please browse Merrimack’s web pages to learn more about the college and its wonderful community of students, faculty and staff.


Christopher E. Hopey, Ph.D.
President