NEWPORT, R.I. – The Irish Voice newspaper has named Salve Regina University President Dr. Jane Gerety, RSM, to the 2011 Irish Education 100. The recognition lists the top figures in education across North America who have Irish heritage.
Sister Jane became the seventh president of Salve Regina in July 2009, having previously been a member of the university’s board of trustees since 1995. She will be presented her Irish Education 100 Award next week at the New York City residence of Irish Consul General Noel Kilkenny.
Prior to taking over as the university’s president, Sister Jane was executive board officer for Saint Joseph’s Health System in Atlanta. She entered the healthcare industry in 1992 when she joined Saint Joseph’s as senior vice president for sponsorship and later corporate compliance officer.
Prior to her move to Atlanta, Sister Jane was the academic dean at Carlow College in Pittsburgh, where she also served as an associate professor of English, and director of the Public Leadership program.
She earned a bachelor’s degree in French from Mount Saint Agnes College in Baltimore, a M.A. in French from Middlebury College in Vermont and a Ph.D. in English from the University of Michigan. She has also taught at the junior high and high school levels.
Sister Jane has served on a number of not-for-profit boards including: Saint Joseph’s Health System, Saint Joseph’s Hospital of Atlanta, Saint Joseph’s Mercy Care Services, Saint Joseph’s Mercy Foundation, Saint Joseph’s Research Institute, Saint Joseph’s Service Corporation, Saint Joseph’s East Georgia, Saint John’s Mercy Medical Center, Mercy Houseing – Southeast, and Project Adventure.