n't given up on us, and for all of those who had
bore the pain of getting us through the darkest
-- the president among them, sitting with the team
-- in the Reilly Center as they watched ESPN reveal
their bid to their first NCAA Tournament.
years later with 4,000 people in the RC, and then
that season and their success in the tournament was
very meaningful for me," she said. "That whole ex-
perience with the men and women was like being
dropped into the middle of a dream -- except it's
not something you ever dared to dream."
Matthew Dungan, and Tyler Davis passed away.
Racial tensions flared in 2015, and enrollment chal-
lenges mounted in the shrinking Northeast, espe-
cially since the recession in 2008.
cide if you're going to cash in your chips or stay the
course and go forward 100 percent."
role of race in society and elevated the director of the
Damietta Center for Multicultural Student Affairs to a
aged exploration of new academic programs that
would meet market demands.
in between -- to develop the university's new strategic
plan, a recognition that the best way to build morale
and consensus was to have so many people invested
in the future of the university.
preaching forever," she said. "I credit (Vice President
for Student Affairs) Rick Trietley a lot for shifting the
mindset of the student life division -- from thinking
that students are a problem to be solved to looking
at their role as an opportunity to foster leadership.
It's one of the reasons why I put so much time in
getting out to see the students."
might well be her enduring legacy.
could be at three SGA events, a wake, a concert and
then a basketball game."
year term as president was a May 5 "Celebration of
Discovery, Community and Individual Worth," which
culminated with a presentation by Sr. Margaret on
the Franciscan value of individual worth (above).