Skip to comments.Notre Dame of Maryland University names Yam its 14th president
Posted on 03/20/2014 9:55:16 AM PDT by Welchie25
Dr. Marylou Yam, who has 30 years of experience in Catholic higher education, was announced as Notre Dame of Maryland Universitys 14th president March 20.
To educate leaders who will transform the world is a powerful mission, Yam told the Catholic Review. Ive always been an advocate for women in leadership roles and for empowering women. I believe in womens colleges, that they offer exceptional leadership opportunities for women. They engage women.
Yam was a pioneer at St. Peters University in Jersey City, N.J., where she was the first woman to serve as dean of its College of Arts and Sciences and School of Business Administration.
She joined the Catholic Jesuit liberal arts institution in 1989 as an instructor in the nursing department, and for the past six years served as its vice president for academic affairs.
I value what the Catholic liberal arts tradition brings to the campus, Yam said. Its an environment that encourages our students to reflect, to pray, to participate in leadership and thats the kind of community I want to be involved in.
Dr. Yams leadership experience in the development and delivery of leading-edge professional programs rooted in the liberal arts will serve Notre Dame well in the continued expansion of our four schools Arts and Sciences, Education, Nursing and Pharmacy," Patricia J. Mitchell, chairwoman of the universitys Board of Trustees and a Notre Dame alumna, said in a statement.
Yam, a Catholic, will assume leadership of the university July 1.
She succeeds Dr. Joan Develin Coley, president emerita of McDaniel College in Westminster, who has served in an interim capacity since last August. Coley replaced Dr. James F. Conneely, who served in the position for little more than a year. Conneely was the first male and second layperson to serve as president.
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I yam what I yam.
I’m going to empower her to get me a beer
Darn. I was hoping they would have hired Dr. Sweet Tater.
Thanks. That is really what I was shooting for in that graphic.
Alex Trebek:” We would also accept, “Nice pair of tots, Mrs. Potato-head” as an answer.”
I was pretty sure that the other Notre Dame was being run by a turnip.
His first words to the press:
“Cogito Ergo Spud - I speak, therefore I Yam!”
Does Raggedy Ann have cotton ta-tas?