Meet the President

Sister Mary Persico, IHM, Ed.D. is the 12th President of Marywood University. She began her term on July 1, 2016, and was formally installed as President at her inauguration on October 28, 2016.

The President’s values align powerfully with the values of Marywood and the future of the University. Sister Mary brings great accomplishments, professional strengths, and distinctive talents to her role as president. She powerfully articulates the Marywood mission with a sophisticated sense of building consensus, a strong commitment to shared governance, experience in fundraising and building undergraduate and graduate programs, and an emphasis on sustainability.

Sister Mary is committed to making Marywood the university of choice for talented, diverse, and intelligent men and women who are committed to making a positive impact on society at regional and global levels. She is excited to be guiding Marywood University forward into its second century and to continue leadership in the strong and vibrant IHM tradition, which has shaped the institution’s entire history.


President's Team

Robyn M. Krukovitz
Juneann Greco
Mary T. Gardier Paterson, Esquire

Presidential News

The 2023 Presidential Mission Medalist, Virginia Collins Shields '48, is pictured receiving a commemorative citation from Marywood University President Sister Mary Persico, IHM Major Benefactors Recognized at Presidential Society Dinner

Major Benefactors Recognized at Presidential Society Dinner

Trustee Emerita and Alumna Virginia Collins Shields '48 was awarded the 2023 Presidential Mission Medal, and new members were inducted into the Saint Alphonsus Society.
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  • Marywood's 2023 Alumni Award Winners stand with Marywood President Sister Mary Persico, IHM Alumni Honored with Awards

    Alumni Honored with Awards

    Marywood University welcomed alumni back to campus, along with families of current students, during its combined celebration of Alumni & Family Weekend, September 22-24. Alumni Award winners were honored at a dinner on Saturday, September 23.

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  • A collage photo showing nineteen new faculty members, representing 11 programs, and two new VPs at Marywood University. New Faculty & VPs Announced

    New Faculty & VPs Announced

    Nineteen new faculty members, representing 11 programs, were recently announced for the 2023-2024 academic year. In addition, two new VPs began their tenures.

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