Carol A. Leary

Achieving the Dream: A How-To Guide for Adult Women Seeking a College Degree


ISBN-13: 978-1887043243

340 pages


April, 2016

As a 21st-century woman, you know that a college degree is critical for career advancement, increased income, and a better future for you and your family. If you are considering a college education after years in the workforce or raising a family, you may be thinking: “I don’t know where to start! Can I do it?” Achieving the Dream answers a resounding “Yes, you can!” To demystify the college journey, 18 experts answer your questions about choosing a college; getting financial aid; balancing work, family, and school obligations; and more. Success stories from women like yourself will help you gain confidence and inspiration. ——————

A passionate advocate for women’s education, Dr. Carol A. Leary is president of Bay Path University in Longmeadow, Massachusetts. Prior to joining Bay Path, Dr. Leary served as vice president for administration and assistant to the president of Simmons College in Boston. A Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Boston University, she earned her M.S. at SUNY, Albany, and her Ph.D. at American University in Washington, D.C. Dr. Leary and her husband, Noel Leary, reside in Longmeadow, Massachusetts, and Ogunquit, Maine. She is frequently called upon as an expert and commentator on women and higher education.