Mount Mary welcomes President-elect Pharr to campus

President-elect Christine Pharr.

MILWAUKEE – Poised to expand academic programming, equipment and facilities in support of Mount Mary’s commitment to provide creative and responsive education that addresses wellness and community needs, Mount Mary welcomes President-Elect Dr. Christine Pharr to campus at 8:30 a.m. Feb. 23 in Stiemke Hall.

The welcome event marks Pharr’s first public appearance on campus since being named to the position in December, 2016, and channels the excitement of a significant initiative that includes a $1 million state-of-the-art learning environment upgrade.

With a foundation in the liberal arts and a strong background in science and women’s education, President-Elect Pharr isuniquely qualified to lead this next chapter of growth and expansion, said Marie O’Brien, chair of the University’s Board of Trustees. Pharr, a onetime chemistry professor, strongly advocates advancing women in the sciences. In her previous roles at Saint Mary’s College in Omaha, Neb., Pharr has overseen dramatic growth in community engagement and program expansions in business, science, nursing, physician assistant studies and education.

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