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Joanne Burrows, SC, Ph.D. Named Next President of Clarke College

By Clarke News  |  February 2, 2006

The Clarke College Board of Trustees is pleased to announce today, Thursday, Feb. 2, that Joanne Burrows, SC, Ph.D. has been named the College’s 15th president. Burrows will officially take office on July 1.

Burrows, a member of the Sisters of Charity of Cincinnati and an expert in higher education administration, currently serves as chief academic officer and academic dean at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College in Terre Haute, Ind., a position she has held since 2002.

Previously, she served in various roles at Indiana State College including chair of the department of educational leadership, administration and foundations; coordinator of the Leadership in Higher Education Program; and assistant professor of higher education. She has also served as assistant academic dean at Holy Names College in Oakland, Calif.

“We believe that Joanne brings with her the passion, talents, and energy that will form the basis of her leadership and that will take Clarke College forward,” said Thomas V. Lynch, chair of the Clarke College Board of Trustees. “Her appreciation of our BVM heritage and experience in Catholic institutions of higher education provide a positive foundation for her career at Clarke. Her intellectual, managerial, and spiritual skills, combined with her vision and leadership ability, will set this College upon an exciting new path.”

Burrows holds a bachelor of science degree in graphic design from the College of Maryland in College Park, Md.; a master of arts degree in philosophical and systematic theology from the Graduate Theological Union and Jesuit School of Theology in Berkeley, Calif.; and a doctoral degree in higher education from The Ohio State College.