Chronological History of Marywood

Mother M. Germaine ONeill Mother M. Casimir Murray Mother Mary William Craig Mother M. Josepha Hurley Sister M. Marcella Gill Sister M. Sylvia Morgan Sister M. Eugenia Kealey Sister M. St. Mary Orr Sister M. Coleman Nee Sister Mary Reap Sister Anne Munley
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1968

The Suraci Gallery of Art is transferred to the third floor of the new Learning Resources Center, to remain there until 1984. The former Suraci Gallery is divided into a maze of cubicles, providing undergraduate faculty members with their first personal office spaces.
1968

The former library stacks room on the terrace floor of the Liberal Arts building is remodelled for School of Social Work offices.
1968

The former library is converted into offices for administration on the first floor and later for departmental chairpersons on the mezzanine.
1968

Sister M. Cuthbert Donovan resigns after twenty-five years of service as Dean. Sister remains active in teacher certification until 1975, when she becomes the College Archivist.
1968

The College Administration reorganizes into four distinct parts. The first is the Corporate Board, composed of the officers of the I.H.M. Congregation, who retain ownership rights to the College. The second is the Board of Trustees, an appointed governing agency which then alters its own by-laws to provide for an elected Board, with lay as well as religious members. Sixteen voting members are elected, and Clarence Walton is chosen to be the first chairperson. The third part consists of the executive officers of the College, including four vice presidents: Honorary President: The Most Reverend J. Carroll McCormick, D.D. President: Sister M. St. Mary Orr, I.H.M. Vice President for Academic Affairs: Sister M. Michel Keenan, I.H.M. Vice President for Student Affairs: Sister Marie Gillet Reap, I.H.M. Vice President for Business Affairs: Sister M. Eva Connors, I.H.M. Vice President for Development: Sister M. Marionette Coll, I.H.M. The fourth part includes the Administrative Officers of Marywood: Academic Dean Emerita: Sister M. Cuthbert Donovan, I.H.M. Academic Dean: Ann Marie Greco, Acting Dean Assistant Dean: Sister Maria Eugene Caulfield, I.H.M. Dean of Students: Sister M. Gabriel Kane, I.H.M. Director of Admissions: Sister M. Jogues Earley, I.H.M. Chaplain: Reverend William Mellody Registrar: Sister M. Margrete Kelley, I.H.M.
1968

The Reverend William Pakutka is elevated to Monsignor and appointed pastor of St. John-St. Mary's Church in Honesdale. The Reverend William Mellody becomes Chaplain of the College.
1968

John Barrett becomes the Social Studies Department's first lay chairperson.
1968

By this time the College commands one hundred acres, possesses a physical plant of twenty buildings valued at over $15 million, and carries a debt of $3.6 million.
1968

Fergus Monahan assumes the position of Dean of the School of Social Work.
1968

May
Bishop McCormick dedicates the new Library, to be known as the Learning Resources Center, May 4. Federal Judge William Nealon gives the principal address to leaders of the community, faculty, students, alumnae, clergy, and representatives of seventy colleges, universities, and learned societies. A full academic procession starts and concludes the ceremonies, after which an open house is held at the Learning Resources Center. The design of architects Valverde and Franco produce a library joined to a communications building. The library portion is octagonal on the outside and circular inside. The adjacent communications building contains facilities for storing and supplying multimedia materials, as well as a theater (later named the Lynett Multimedia Room) with two hundred seats and a large, modern rear-projection screen. James P. Clarke serves as first lay Director of the new library.
1968

September
Through the fourth amendment to its charter, Marywood's minimum number of trustees is fixed at ten, September 4.