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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:
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:
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.
Kathy Hudson, H'14
Retired Chairman of the Board, Brady Corporation
Kathleen O’Brien, OSF '67
School Sisters of St. Francis, U.S. Province, Provincial President
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
Executive Director, Brewers Community Foundation
Trish Lewis, Ph.D.
Professor of Religious Studies, School of Arts and Sciences, Alverno College
Chairman, National Association of Theater Owners
Senior Program Director, School of Adult Learning and New Initiatives, Alverno College
Sharyn Warren, Ed.D.
Assistant Professor, School of Professional Studies, Alverno College
Senior Vice President, Strategic Alliances and Business Development, Medical College of Wisconsin
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.
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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