Communications from the President
Read More November 8, 2021 Upon Reflection Inauguration events brought to mind the "ancestors" of the Office of the President for President Katie Conboy, and Sister M. Madeleva Wolff, CSC, was present to her throughout the week. Read More November 8, 2021 The World Needs Saint Mary's Women A recent article in Forbes got President Conboy thinking. In her November letter to the community, she dissects what it means to be a woman's college in today's world. "The world needs colleges and universities that avow as priorities the ethical and spiritual development and the social and economic empowerment of women. Moreover, the world needs colleges and universities inspired by faith that wrestle with big and enduring questions In short, the world needs Saint Mary’s." Read More September 3, 2021 Branch Out and Stay Rooted "This idea had occurred to me one evening as I contemplated the stately trees that line The Avenue and the many other majestic trees on campus that make this place a kind of sanctuary. What can a tree teach us?" President Katie Conboy muses in her September letter to the College the ways in which trees can serve as a metaphor for our Saint Mary's experience. Read More August 10, 2021 Celebrating Resilience Together One ending is always the beginning of something new, whether it’s the end of a college education or the end of a global pandemic. Read More August 10, 2021 Upon Reflection In the Summer 2021 edition of Courier, President Conboy reflects on women taking flight. Read More August 3, 2021 The Dog Days of Summer In her August letter, President Conboy dives into the origin of "the dog days of summer." Read More June 1, 2021 What a Difference a Year Makes In her June letter, President Conboy reflects on her first year at Saint Mary's, its challenges and difficult decisions, but looks forward to the fall with an invigorated spirit of purpose. Read More April 26, 2021 In Solidarity This week completes a particularly difficult Sexual Assault Awareness Month. In this letter to students, faculty, and staff, President Conboy reflects on its meaning, and on how we can continue to move forward in support of survivors of sexual violence. Read More April 21, 2021 Our Work for Justice Continues As a college community, what can we do in the face of human suffering, anguish, and demands for change? President Katie Conboy and Executive Director Redgina Hill ask for continued work toward racial justice in a letter to students, faculty, and staff. Read More April 19, 2021 Spring Has Sprung In a message to the Saint Mary's community, President Katie Conboy talks of spring and poetry, as we move through this season of hope and see the completion of the academic year just ahead. Read More March 19, 2021 In From the Margins of History In an op-ed in Wednesday’s Observer, Katie Conboy reflects on the Sisters of the Holy Cross and the way in which their stories are told—and not told. President Conboy calls on the tri-campus community to demarginalize their impact on our shared history. Read More March 17, 2021 Buildings Purchased from Sisters of the Holy Cross President Katie Conboy announced that Saint Mary’s College has completed the purchase of three buildings from the Sisters of the Holy Cross: Bertrand Hall, Bertrand Annex, and Lourdes Hall. The papers were signed at a small ceremony on March 10 by President Conboy and Sister Veronique Weidower ’70, CSC, president of the Sisters of the Holy Cross. Read More March 11, 2021 Fall 2021 Plans In a message to the Saint Mary's community, President Katie Conboy talks of plans for fall 2021. Read More March 3, 2021 "All In" With Our Mission In this letter to the Saint Mary's community, President Katie Conboy reflects on our own long history as a Catholic women’s college and on the many ways the Sisters of the Holy Cross and their lay collaborators have been all in with our mission: to educate women who change the world by responding to the complex needs and challenges of contemporary life. Read More February 9, 2021 Back to the Future In this letter to the Saint Mary's community, President Katie Conboy admits to having continued "back to the future" moments.