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Presidential Search

The Search for Alverno's 9th President

Alverno's 9th President will drive distinctive academic excellence and innovation, build on the College's strengths, and enhance its reputation and stature nationally and internationally. The President will:

  • Champion the educational mission of the College, leveraging the College's unique strengths, and seizing opportunities to expand its impact.
  • Possess an unwavering appreciation of women's education and its transformational possibilities, embracing and furthering the College's deep commitment to social justice, inclusion, and equity.
  • Continue to build, recruit, and retain an outstanding team of academics and administrators and foster a culture of collaboration, innovation, and community.

Application Process

Alverno's Board of Trustees has selected Spencer Stuart to conduct the search for its next president. The Board seeks confidential nominations, recommendations, and expressions of interest for the role.

Nominations, recommendations, and expressions of interest may be submitted here:
AlvernoPresident@spencerstuart.com.

 

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OUR MISSION

Alverno College prepares women for lives of personal and professional distinction and meaningful engagement with the world. Alverno extends this mission by offering graduate and adult programs to women and men.

Inspired by its Catholic, Franciscan, and liberal arts heritage, the College intentionally creates an inclusive community that engages students in active and collaborative learning and fosters academic excellence.

The Search Committee



Kathy Hudson, H'14
Co-Chair

Alverno Trustee
Retired Chairman of the Board, Brady Corporation

Kathleen O’Brien, OSF '67
Co-Chair

Alverno Trustee
School Sisters of St. Francis, U.S. Province, Provincial President

Jovita Carranza
Alverno Trustee
President, JCR Group, Former Treasurer of the United States

Jill Desmond, Ed.D.
Vice President & Chief of Staff, Alverno College

Cecelia I. Gore '92 '08
Alverno Trustee
Executive Director, Brewers Community Foundation



Trish Lewis, Ph.D.
Professor of Religious Studies, School of Arts and Sciences, Alverno College

Rolando Rodriguez
Chairman, National Association of Theater Owners

Laura Sear
Senior Program Director, School of Adult Learning and New Initiatives, Alverno College

Sharyn Warren, Ed.D.
Assistant Professor, School of Professional Studies, Alverno College

Greg Wesley
Senior Vice President, Strategic Alliances and Business Development, Medical College of Wisconsin

Presidential Search Updates

Information will be provided in future updates as details become available.

Alverno's Foundation for Learning

For nearly 50 years, Alverno's ability-based curriculum has been described as innovative and revolutionary. We believe the real benefit of knowledge is knowing how to apply it, which is why we integrate eight core abilities into our curriculum. The 8 Abilities are the foundation of the Alverno experience, and the students practice these essential skills throughout their educational journey, working toward mastery. Ultimately, the 8 Abilities are what give our students and alums the power to stand apart from the crowd and to succeed both personally and professionally.

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  • Communication: makes meaning of the world by connecting people, ideas, books, media, and technology.
  • Analysis: develops critical and independent thinking.
  • Problem solving: helps define problems and integrate resources to reach decisions, make recommendations, or implement action plans.
  • Valuing in Decision Making: approaches moral issues by understanding the dimensions of personal decisions and accepting responsibility for consequences.
  • Social Interaction: facilitates results in group efforts by eliciting the views of others to help formulate conclusions.
  • Developing a Global Perspective: requires the understanding of – and respect for – the economic, social, and biological interdependence of global life.
  • Effective citizenship: involves making informed choices and developing strategies for collaborative involvement in community issues.
  • Aesthetic Engagement: integrates the intuitive dimensions of participation in the arts with broader social, cultural, and theoretical frameworks.

Alverno is deeply rooted in the Milwaukee community it calls home. It carries the distinction of being Wisconsin's first Hispanic-Serving Institution. We are committed to a diverse and inclusive environment where differences of all kinds are celebrated and embraced.

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