Leadership & Vision

Saint Mary’s College is built on the solid foundation of the core values of the liberal arts: measured critical and analytical thinking and effective communication. It informs our approach to teaching and empowering undergraduate students to make a difference in the world. And it inspires our philosophy for educating male and female graduate students to achieve new heights in their careers.

The Sisters of the Holy Cross answered the needs of the community when they founded Saint Mary’s in 1844 as a place where women could get a solid, well-rounded Catholic education. Saint Mary’s graduate programs for men and women respond to a similar need for the availability of quality graduate programs in the areas of autism studies, data science, speech language pathology, and nursing practice. In turn, the graduates of these programs fill gaps in their respective fields for experienced, well-prepared, forward-thinking professionals.

As we follow the College’s strategic plan, we will continue to focus on providing all of our students with an unparalleled educational experience. This includes helping our students reach the apex of their abilities and molding them into individuals who seek out new and innovative ways to improve the human condition.

To learn more about Saint Mary’s College, our vision for the future, and our leadership, read about President Katie Conboy, PhD, get to know our Board of Trustees, and become familiar with our core institutional values.