Michael Dennehy

Executive Director
College Access & Student Success

Mike oversees the unit within BU Wheelock that coordinates a number of college access programs including: the Menino Scholars (formerly Boston Scholars), Upward Bound, Upward Bound Math Science, BUILD, and Educators Rising. He also serves as the BU AACTE Holmes Scholar program coordinator.

A Boston native, Mike has over 25 years of experience working in college access. He has served as a state and regional president for TRIO professional associations, as a faculty member for national TRIO trainings, and as a member of a number of advisory committees related to issues of college access for Boston University and for groups working with the Boston Public Schools. Mike is a graduate of the Boston Public Schools and attended Boston University as a Menino Scholar where he earned his BA in English Literature. Mike also holds an EdM in Higher Education Administration from BU Wheelock.

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