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President's Message

Hello and welcome!

I want to take a moment to introduce myself to you, and to thank you for your interest in Alverno College. Whether you are a parent assisting your daughter with her college search, an adult learner, a transfer student, educator or friend of the college, enjoy your journey through our Web site. If you have questions, please don’t hesitate to call us at 414-382-6100, toll free at 800-933-3401 or e-mail Admissions.

When I was finishing my doctoral studies at Seton Hall University, I was introduced to the innovative teaching and assessment methods at a small liberal arts college in Milwaukee. That college is Alverno, which is internationally renowned for its cutting-edge approach to education. Little did I know then that I would one day serve as Alverno’s seventh president. I am honored to be here. I pledge to preserve and strengthen the legacy of our founders, the School Sisters of St. Francis. That legacy is one of providing excellence in teaching, delivered in a faith-based environment where innovation, diversity, and respect for the individual are evidenced in the curriculum, as well as in the daily life of our campus community.

Thousands of educators from all over the world have visited Alverno to study our teaching methods, including the eight core abilities that every student must master in order to graduate. What students learn at Alverno prepares them for life. If you take a look at the 2010 edition of U.S.News & World Report's America's Best Colleges guide, you’ll see that Alverno has ranked in several categories including a special section titled, "Programs to Look For," which ranks schools with outstanding examples of academic programs that lead to student success.

On behalf of Alverno students, alumnae, faculty, staff and the board of trustees of one of the nation’s finest women’s colleges, I encourage you to learn more about us by visiting and touring our campus. We look forward to meeting you.


Mary J. Meehan, Ph.D.