June 04, 2014
For Immediate Release
NEWBURGH, N.Y., June 2014 -- Mount Saint Mary College's Board of
Trustees on Tuesday (May 27) unanimously selected Dr. Anne Carson
Daly to be the College's next president, effective July 14, 2014.
Daly will be the Mount's sixth president, succeeding Fr. Kevin E.
Mackin, OFM, STD, who will step down June 30.
Dr. Albert J. Gruner, Chairman of the Board of Trustees and
former Chairman of Ulster Savings Bank, heralded her appointment.
"Dr. Daly has proven herself an outstanding leader and manager
throughout her impressive careers in academia, government, and
business. Her strong academic credentials will build on the
College’s legacy of excellence, while honoring our Catholic and
In accepting the appointment, Dr. Daly praised Mount Saint Mary
College as an invaluable asset for New York, as an educational
institution. "The Mount students excel in business, education, the
health professions, media, and the social sciences. I look forward
to working with the faculty and all members of the campus community
to build on the College’s impressive history and achievements."
Dr. Daly most recently served as Vice President for Academic
Affairs and Dean of the Faculty at Belmont Abbey College in North
Carolina since 2007. In that capacity, she led more than 160 full-
and part-time faculty; oversaw the educational program of almost
1,700 students, supervised more than 50 majors, minors, and
concentrations; and managed the staff, budgets, and programs of all
academic departments. Dr. Daly raised funds for the Thomas More
Scholars, the Honors Institute, faculty development, and the Music
Program; oversaw expansion to three campuses; supervised a nearly
40 percent increase in enrollment in the Adult Degree Program;
helped to lead the College through its 10-year re-accreditation;
completed the college-wide revision of core curriculum in 10
months; restructured all majors in one year; revitalized the First
Year Symposium, hired its first Director; and led the committee
that created a new Mission Statement for the College.
Dr. Daly earned her BA in English and History from Mount Holyoke
College and her MA and PhD in English Literature from Johns Hopkins
University. She has taught at Johns Hopkins, the University of
Notre Dame, and Georgetown University.
During part of the Reagan, Bush, and Clinton administrations,
Dr. Daly served as the second-in-command at the National Advisory
Council on Educational Research and Improvement which advised the
President, the Congress, and the Secretary of Education on
educational matters nationwide. From 1994-2000, at Pfizer, Inc.,
the world's largest pharmaceutical company, Dr. Daly supervised
Policy Communications on five continents. A member of Phi Beta
Kappa, she co-translated a major work on the founding of the
Jesuits from French to English, and has penned more than 80
articles and reviews on a wide array of topics, including
literature, religion, architecture, education, and business. She
has also given more than 100 lectures throughout the United States
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Mount Saint Mary College
330 Powell Avenue, Newburgh, NY 12550 | www.msmc.edu
Mount Saint Mary College, founded by the Dominican Sisters of
Newburgh in 1959, is 60 miles north of New York City, overlooking
the Hudson River and Valley. With 2,600 students pursuing
bachelor’s and master’s degrees on its beautiful 60-acre campus,
the College prepares students for careers in healthcare, business,
education, social services, communication/media and more.