Mount names new trustees

January 12, 2012

Newburgh, NY -

Rev. John A. Langlois, OP, STD     Wendy E. Long     Sr. Madeleine Tacy, OP

From left: Rev. John A. Langlois, OP, STD; Wendy E. Long; Sr. Madeleine Tacy, OP

The Board of Trustees of Mount Saint Mary College has elected three new Trustees for initial three year terms.

Rev. John A. Langlois, OP, STD, is vicar provincial of the Dominican Province of St. Joseph, based in New York City, and the prior of St. Vincent Ferrer Priory, NYC. Fr. Langlois serves on the Board of Trustees of Providence College in Providence, RI, and is an assistant professor of church history (on leave) from the Pontifical Faculty of the Immaculate Conception, Dominican House of Studies, Washington, DC. He holds degrees from Providence College; Pontifical Faculty of the Immaculate Conception, Washington, DC.; and University of Fribourg, Switzerland. His publications include A Catholic Response in Sixteenth-Century France to Reformation Theology – The Works of Pierre Dore (Lewiston: Mellen Press, 2003).

Wendy E. Long has been a counsel to nonprofit organizations for five years. Prior to that, she was a litigation partner at Kirkland & Ellis LLP in New York City. Ms. Long earned an AB degree in history at Dartmouth College, was a Publius Fellow at Claremont Institute in California, and studied at Harvard Law School and at Northwestern University School of Law, where she was graduated cum laude and Order of the Coif with a Juris Doctorate. She served as a law clerk for the Honorable Ralph K. Winter on the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit in New York, and for the Honorable Clarence Thomas on the United States Supreme Court.

The Board also approved Sr. Madeleine Tacy, OP, as a new member of the Board. Sr. Madeleine, of the Dominican Sisters of Hope, has served in campus ministry at the University of Massachusetts – Dartmouth since 1976, and resides in South Dartmouth. She earned a bachelor’s degree and master’s degree in history from Southern Connecticut State University, a master’s in counseling from St. Joseph College, West Hartford, and a M. Div. and D. Min. Psychology from Andover Newton Theological School.

The Mount will hold an open house for prospective students on Sunday, January 29 at its campus overlooking the beautiful Hudson River at Newburgh, NY. For more information or to register see the college website at