June 5, 2014

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MSMC names new president

Dr. Daly

NEWBURGH – The Mount Saint Mary’s College Board of Trustees named Dr. Anne Carson Daly as the Newburgh college’s new president. She will take over on July 14, becoming the school’s sixth president, succeeding Fr. Kevin Mackin, who will retire at the end of this month.

Dr. Daly most recently was 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 some 1,700 students; supervised more than 50 majors, minors and managed the staff, budgets, and programs of all academic departments.

She earned her B.A. in English and history from Mount Holyoke College and her M.A. and Ph.D. in English Literature from Johns Hopkins University. She taught at Johns Hopkins, the University of Notre Dame and Georgetown University.

During part of the Reagan, Bush and Clinton administration, Daly served as the second-in-command at the National Advisory Council on Educational Research and Improvement.


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