Office of the Chancellor

The chancellor of the University assists in all efforts to honor and enhance University relationships and provides counsel and advice as requested. Available to provide a perspective and the experience to help inform decisions that will be made by those who influence change at Salve Regina, the chancellor ensures that the values expressed by the University mission statement are honored and advanced. The chancellor actively promotes national and international recognition of the University and undertakes initiatives as requested by the Board of Trustees.

About the Chancellor

M. Therese Antone, RSM, was appointed chancellor in July 2009 after serving as president of Salve Regina from 1994-2009. Sister Therese's career has included teaching at all levels and serving as principal of a coeducational secondary school and director of finance and secondary education for the Sisters of Mercy in Rhode Island and Central America. She has served as faculty member, director of development, vice president for institutional advancement and executive vice president for corporate affairs and advancement at Salve Regina.

Sister Therese has served on many boards and committees, including the Finance Council of the Diocese of Providence and the University of Detroit Mercy's Board of Trustees. She currently serves on the boards of AAA Southern New England, BankNewport, Beacon Mutual Insurance Company, Davis Education Foundation, Lifespan Corporation, Misericordia University, OceanPoint Financial Partners, Portsmouth Abbey School and the Redwood Library and Athenaeum.

In addition to many other honors and awards, Sister Therese was the 1998 recipient of the National Conference Humanitarian Award, the 1998 John E. Fogarty Achievement Award and the Mercy Higher Education Leadership Award. She is also a 2006 inductee to the Rhode Island Heritage Hall of Fame. In March 2007, Sister Therese was a Fulbright Senior Specialist at Krasnoyarsk State University in Russia. The state of Kentucky commissioned Sister Therese as a Kentucky Colonel in December 2008.

Sister Therese holds a bachelor's degree from Salve Regina, a master's degree in mathematics from Villanova University and a doctorate in education with an emphasis in administration, planning and social policy from Harvard University. She also completed the senior executive program at MIT's Sloan School of Management.