MARY J. MEEHAN has served as president of Alverno College since 2004 and retired from this position in June 2016. During Mary’s tenure at Alverno the college significantly expanded its graduate programs, enjoyed strong financial growth through enrollment and fundraising, and completed a transformation of the campus through several successful capital campaigns. Prior to Alverno, Mary served as the executive vice president at Seton Hall University from 1996–2004.
Mary began her professional career in health care. She served as executive vice president and chief operating officer at St. Mary’s Hospital in New Jersey and as administrator and CEO of St. Vincent’s Hospital in Harrison, N.Y. Mary is a Life Fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives, and is a licensed professional mental health counselor. Meehan earned her bachelor’s, master’s and doctorate degrees from Seton Hall University, and earned a graduate degree in health policy and management from New York Medical College.
Mary currently chairs the board of Sacred Heart Seminary and School of Theology and the Wisconsin Association of Independent Colleges and Universities. She serves as an officer on the boards of Georgian Court University, the Greenleaf Center for Servant Leadership and Loras College. Mary’s prior service includes the boards of ACCU, NAICU, the Women’s College Coalition and the NCAA Presidents’ Council.
Meehan has been honored as the Woman of the Year by Seton Hall University, dedication of the Mary J. Meehan Rehabilitation Center by St. Vincent’s Medical Center, and the outstanding professional by several national counseling organizations.
Mary Meehan is currently serving as interim president of Seton Hall University through this academic year.