In Memoriam: Mary Hiltrude Koba (1916-2012)

Sister Mary Hiltride Koba, the third president of Felician College in Lodi, New Jersey, died earlier this month at the Felician Sisters Immaculate Conception Convent. She was 95 years old.

Sister Koba joined the Felician Sisters in 1934 at the age of 18. She was a magna cum laude graduate of Seton Hall University where she also earned a master’s degree in education, personnel, and guidance. She held a doctorate in educational psychology from Fordham University.

Sister Koba joined the faculty at Immaculate Conception Junior College and later served as registrar and director of admissions. In 1967, when the junior college became Felician College, she was appointed dean for academic affairs. She served as president of the college from 1977 to 1984. After stepping down as president, she continued to serve in the post of associate director of institutional advancement.

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