North Carolina dean will lead Mount Saint Mary College
Anne Carson Daly, a former administrator in the corporate and public sectors as well as academia, has been named the sixth president of Mount Saint Mary College in Newburgh by the college’s board of trustees.
Her appointment takes effect July 14. She will succeed the Rev. Kevin E. Mackin, who will step down as president on June 30.
Daly since 2007 has served as vice president for academic affairs and dean of the faculty at the 1,700-student Belmont Abbey College in North Carolina. From 1994 to 2000, she supervised policy communications for five continents at Pfizer Inc. She previously served as second-in-command at the National Advisory Council on Educational Research and Improvement.
A professor of English literature, Daly has taught at Johns Hopkins University, the University of Notre Dame and Georgetown University.
Albert J. Gruner, chairman of the Mount Saint Mary board and former chairman of Ulster Savings Bank, in the announcement said 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 Dominican traditions.”
Daly earned a bachelor’s degree in English and history from Mount Holyoke College and master’s and doctoral degrees in English literature from Johns Hopkins University.