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President Jacqueline Powers Doud Announces 2011 Retirement

May 19, 2010 -- Mount Saint Mary’s University President Jacqueline Powers Doud announced May 14 she will retire from her post effective July 1, 2011. Doud will complete her 11th year as president of the College during the 2010-11 academic year.

"While a vibrant institution is never at a standstill, this moment in our history seems to be an appropriate one for a transition," Doud wrote in a letter to the College community and the Board of Trustees. "The College is in a strong financial position; our enrollment continues to grow; and, there are no emergencies. We completed a successful capital campaign in 2008, and our 2007-2012 strategic plan is alive and advancing."

"Jackie is a superb president and the College is in a strong position today because of her talented and tireless efforts," said Michael A. Enright, chairman of the Board of Trustees. "We are forming a search committee, which will include trustees, faculty and staff representation, in order to choose a new president that will fit the particular needs of Mount Saint Mary’s University."

Doud joined the College in 1991 as academic vice president and dean of the faculty, and professor of education. In 1999, Doud was named College provost, prior to becoming president in July 2000.

She is the first lay president of Mount St. Mary's, succeeding 10 Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet who preceded her as president. The College will celebrate its 85th year in October.

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