We have a historic obligation to create knowledge, discover new ways of understanding, and demonstrate the importance of taking actions that are rooted in research and scholarship.

— Peter Salovey, Yale University President

Peter Salovey


Yale’s mission is to improve the world today and for future generations through outstanding research and scholarship, education, preservation, and practice.

The university’s mission calls each member of the Yale community to explore the world in all its vast complexity—and to create knowledge that benefits humanity. The stakes for this work could not be higher: the country and the world need the very best from Yale—right now.

Yale College Opening Assembly

President Peter Salovey welcomes the class of 2025
August 28, 2021

Meet President Salovey

Peter Salovey is the twenty-third president of Yale University and the Chris Argyris Professor of Psychology. He holds secondary faculty appointments in the School of Management, the School of Public Health, the Institution for Social and Policy Studies, and the Sociology Department. He became president of the university in July 2013.