During my time as president of The College of St. Scholastica, I have found inspiration in a phrase that perfectly describes who we are: United by mission. Grounded in values. Called to transform.
These words summarize what I experience at the College and what we aspire to every day. I see our Catholic Benedictine values illuminating the way forward to a future filled with exceptional promise for the College and our students.
We are a vibrant learning community of more than 4,000 students. This includes traditional undergraduates, nontraditional students returning to college, graduate students, and online learners around the world. Our extended family of more than 25,000 alumni are thoughtful leaders who are serving and transforming our world.
We are called to support all students in developing their interests and gifts and in preparing them for meaningful work, while providing them a framework to orient themselves toward their fullest flourishing.
As Board of Trustees Chairman Chris Dolan announced in January, I have made the difficult decision to leave St. Scholastica by the end of 2019 in order to spend more time with my family back East. It has been my profound privilege to serve as president of the College. I am so grateful for the richness of the experiences I have had here and am eager to make the very best of the year we still have ahead. I ask you to join me enthusiastically in ensuring that 2019 is abundantly fruitful and impactful for the College’s future through our collective stewardship.
Let us trust in the new things God is doing as The College of St. Scholastica continues to move ahead, boldly and gloriously, in this second century of Saints.
Colette McCarrick Geary, Ph.D.
Dr. Barbara McDonald was named the 13th president of The College of St. Scholastica during a campus event on Thursday, May 30. Please visit css.edu/transition for more details.