President's Welcome

Mary Acker Klingenberger '75
President 

Each day, I feel inspired and privileged to lead our McAuley community. As an alumna, I know the immeasurable reward that comes from a McAuley education, one steeped in rich history and a tradition of academic excellence.

For more than 170 years Mother McAuley has remained a school deeply committed to the success of young women. We embrace those who seek challenges, who are ambitious, and who are eager to claim their voices and reach their goals. In the classroom or the lab, on the athletic fields or the stage, our students learn, lead and succeed. They dream big, dare to pursue those dreams, and then graduate ready to break barriers.

Today the 28,000 alumnae bear the moniker, “McAuley Girl. ” These women are the changemakers in their communities and careers and we celebrate their achievements. In the true spirit of our founder, Catherine McAuley and the Sisters of Mercy, McAuley girls are advocates for social justice, the underserved and the environment. They are healthcare workers, entrepreneurs, inventors, authors, artists and educators and trailblazers across many more disciplines. Above all, they are the strong voice for positive changes through the critical concerns of the Sisters of Mercy: Earth; Immigration; Nonviolence; Racism and Women.

The significant challenges facing our world and our country reaffirm that now more than ever our world needs women with strong voices who commit to change for the good.  I am pleased that here at McAuley we continue to pioneer novel and exciting programs, and create new and engaging spaces that help our women and flourish and become their best selves. Grounded in Mercy values our McAuley women are eager to solve problems with reflection and compassion.

I encourage you to look around our website or give us a call. We welcome the opportunity to tell you all about the mighty ways we are preparing MACnificent graduates.