My World Has Gotten ...
My World Has Gotten So Much Bigger
President Mary Ellen Gevelinger, O.P.
A Message from the President

A Message from the President

“How can we live with an open heart in a time of change?”

Many of you know that I became Interim President of Edgewood College on September 1 of this year. As I said at that time, I am ready to roll up my sleeves and devote myself to making sure that our students have the best possible college experience. I look forward to continuing the great work Scott Flanagan has done, while at the same time helping the College navigate the demographic challenges facing higher education across the country. You can read more about some of those changes in this edition of the Magazine.

I am certainly not the only one rolling up my sleeves. You’ll meet some other women in this issue who face challenges (as we all do) and are steadfast, even in the face of uncertainty.

And while not knowing exactly what the future looks like can be troubling at times, I’d like to assure you – Edgewood College has weathered turbulent years (and decades, for those of us who remember the 1970’s!) before. The decade may be different, and the challenges may be complex and appear daunting, but please know this: Our students are the reason for coming to work each day. Teaching and serving them is the work we have devoted our lives to accomplishing. That has not changed, and that will not change.

The Trustees have taken the first steps on a national search for a new president, with an eye toward having a new leader in place at the start of the 2020-‘21 academic year. It is my hope and prayer that at that time, I will once again be like many of you: someone who holds this special place in her heart, who looks forward to a bright future, with students who say “yes” to an education in the Dominican Tradition, and where Cor ad Cor moves from words on a page to lives of learning, service, and work for a more just and compassionate world.

Cor ad Cor Loquitur – Heart Speaks to Heart

Mary Ellen Gevelinger - Signature

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