Dear Alumni and Friends of Marywood University,

As Marywood embraces the challenges of higher education in a diverse world, we rely on our faithful benefactors to keep the Marywood tradition of SrMaryPersico IHM-12thPresident.jpg
academic excellence alive for future generations of students. We are emboldened by our desire to live our mission in such a way that we distinguish ourselves by our Catholic identity and our value-laden goals.

Here at Marywood we are prepared to live into a new chapter of our history. We welcome students from our region, our neighboring states, and from countries around the world. We take pride in academic programs and prepare students to become leaders in the professions they have chosen. The Liberal Arts nurture them in body, mind, and spirit, and the countless hours of service provided by members of the entire university change the face of society wherever we find ourselves.

The opportunity to write this message allows me to express my heartfelt gratitude to all of you who read it. I have been overwhelmed and humbled by your support and welcoming spirit since my arrival at Marywood in July of 2016. Your commitment to Marywood and her mission is evident in all that you do, and I am honored to join you in these early decades of the 21st Century as we carry on a promising and hope-filled tradition. It is my strong conviction that together we can bring Marywood to new heights of learning, truth-seeking, and service to a needy world. Thank you for this opportunity to work with you in this noble endeavor.

With hope and gratitude,


Sister Mary Persico ’69, IHM, Ed.D.