President Ann McElaney-Johnson is the new chair of the Women's College Coalition (WCC), which seeks to transform the world through the education and success of women and girls.
Shortly after taking over as chair, President McElaney-Johnson spoke at the WCC's annual conference, held at Agnes Scott College, in Georgia. She spoke on a panel about "Women Creating Change: Today's Civic Engagement and Women's Colleges."
"Students come to us wanting to become agents of change," McElaney-Johnson told the crowd. "Our students have the passion. We offer the paths to success.
"As women's colleges, we stand strong. How do we stay strong and sustain ourselves? By always asking the question that our own Mount Saint Mary's founders -- the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet -- have asked: 'How do we respond to the needs of our time?' We will remain sustainable as long as we are meeting the needs of our students."
The mission of the Women’s College Coalition is to transform the world through the education and success of women and girls. The Women’s College Coalition serves member colleges and universities in the United States and Canada by conducting collaborative research; introducing women and their families to women’s colleges through admissions advocacy programs; and bringing together women’s college leaders to collaborate and to explore the issues in higher education today.