SCRANTON — Sister Anne Munley, IHM, Ph.D., announced her plans to retire after she completes her ninth year as president of Marywood University in June 2016.
During her presidency, Marywood celebrated its centennial, opened the region’s first and only school of architecture, celebrated the largest graduating classes in the university’s history and witnessed a renewal of the legacy of its founding religious congregation, the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary.
In her letter to the university community, Munley stated that, “After deep thought, reflection, and prayer, I have decided that this will be the final academic year in which I will serve as President of Marywood University. I have informed the Board of Trustees that I will be retiring as President, effective June 30, 2016.”
Since 2007, when she was inaugurated as the 11th president of the Catholic university, Munley led Marywood through its highest enrollment growth, expansion of its business program to become the School of Business and Global Innovation, and philanthropic support leading to a centennial year in 2015 that included the completion of the largest expansion project in the university’s history.