Suffolk University Names Richard Grealish as Director for the Office of Neighborhood Response


Suffolk University has named Richard Grealish to the new position of Director for the Office of Neighborhood Response.

“We are delighted to have Richard join us and become an influential part of the Suffolk community and the Beacon Hill neighborhood,” said Suffolk Vice President of Government and Community Affairs John Nucci. “He will be playing a key role in developing and nurturing relationships with our immediate neighbors, especially as it pertains to addressing the impacts of off-campus student behavior.”

Grealish, who graduated from Suffolk University in 1985 with a Bachelor of Science degree in political science, is excited about returning to his alma mater.

“I am looking forward to working as part of the university's administration on matters that are important to both the university and our neighbors,” said Grealish, 44,of Brighton.

“As an alum, I value the reputation that Suffolk University has earned over the course of our first 100 years.  As Director of the Office of Neighborhood Response, I anticipate that we will be a vital part of Suffolk University 's continuing effort to provide the highest quality opportunity for all students to pursue an education in the heart of Boston . At the same time, we want to work to ensure that there is a positive quality of life for all our neighbors.”

His past work experience includes serving as a Director of Residence at Newbury Junior College in Brookline . He was responsible for supervising resident students on weekends, enforcing school code of conduct and enforcing alcohol ban on-campus. He was also head coach of the men's basketball program at Newbury.

Grealish has been a partner with McGuire, Grealish and McZeal in Houston, Texas and Salt Lake City, Utah since 2000. He supervises the family law division of the firm. He received his Juris Doctorate from South Texas College of Law in 1995.

Grealish is a member of the State Bar of Texas, the State Bar of Utah, the American Civil Liberties Union, and the Utah Trial Lawyers Association. He is pending a Massachusetts Bar license in the fall of 2006. His area of practice includes family law, probate and estate planning, as well as state criminal law cases, landlord/tenant issues, and investigating consumer protection matters.

Suffolk University, located on Boston's historic Beacon Hill, with campuses in Madrid, Spain and Dakar, Senegal (Africa), is a comprehensive global institution distinguished by its teaching and the intellectual contributions of its faculty. Suffolk offers a wide range of undergraduate and graduate programs in more than 70 areas of study. Its mission is to provide quality education at a reasonable cost for students of all ages and backgrounds, with strong emphasis on diversity. Suffolk has a combined enrollment of more than 8,300 full-time and part-time students at its Law School, College of Arts and Sciences, and Sawyer Business School.

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