The Board of Trustees supports and conveys the University mission, provides
long-range planning, ensures responsible management and communicates the needs
of society to the University community. The Board works in collaboration with
the Conference for Mercy Higher Education, which maintains and enhances the
mercy mission for Sisters of Mercy colleges and universities throughout the
of the Board include alumni, parents of graduates, the bishop of the Diocese of
Providence, regional community and business leaders and members of the
Institute of the Sisters of Mercy of the Americas. Board members serve
four-year terms, with the possibility of re-election to a second four-year term.
After they have served two terms, they are eligible for re-election after an
interval of at least one year.
are expected to serve on at least one of five board committees, including
academic and student affairs, finance, properties, university relations and
advancement, and trustee matters. Other committees include executive, audit, compensation,
honorary degree, investment, long range planning and mission, along with ad hoc
academic and student affairs committee includes a student representative. The
committee frequently invites faculty members and students to meetings in order
to discuss the effectiveness of the various programs and policies that affect
students. The speaker of the Faculty Assembly is invited to board meetings.
more information, or to contact members of the Board of Trustees, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Board of Trustees
Victoria M. Almeida
David G. Bazarsky
Lily H. Bentas '06 (Hon.)
Norman R. Beretta '04 (Hon.)
Frederick K. Butler
Lindora Cabral, RSM
George Carney Jr.
Mary Ann Dillon, RSM
Joseph R. DiStefano '95 (Hon.)
Noreen S. Drexel '99 (Hon.)
Jane Gerety, RSM
Christine Kavanagh, RSM
Marie J. Langlois
Michael E. McMahon
Cheryl Mrozowski '70
Marypatricia Murphy, RSM '62
David W. Nelson
J. Timothy O'Reilly
Nuala Pell '06 (Hon.)
Peter W. Rector '06 (Hon.)
Janet L. Robinson '72, '98 (Hon.)
Thomas A. Rodgers III
James K. Salome
Howard G. Sutton
The Most Rev. Thomas J. Tobin, DD
Kenneth R. Walker Sr.