March 13, 2015

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MSMC inaugurates college President Anne Carson Daly

President Daly

NEWBURGH – Mount Saint Mary College’s new president, Dr. Anne Carson Daly, was formally inaugurated on Thursday, making her the sixth president.

She succeeds Fr. Kevin Mackin, who retired.

Daly noted the college’s focus on the liberal arts and “the triad of goodness, truth and beauty” that rose out of the Dominican commitment to prayer and learning.

“The liberal arts open the mind and heart, not only freeing the soul from prejudice and ignorance and pettiness, but also helping to free it for justice, and generosity, and wisdom,” Daly said.

Before coming to the Mount, Dr. Daly was vice president for Academic Affairs and Dean of the Faculty at Belmont Abbey College in North Carolina.

“We could not be more pleased with the outstanding job that Dr. Daly is doing,” said college Board of Trustees’ Chairman Dr. Albert Gruner.

During the Regan, Bush and Clinton administrations, Daly served as second-in-command at the National Advisory Council on Educational Research and Improvement, which advised the president, Congress, and the secretary of Education on educational matters nationwide.


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