Doris Tegert Is the New Leader of Bellarmine University in Louisville

Joseph J. McGowan, the president of Bellarmine University in Louisville, Kentucky, died on March 1. The board of trustees has selected Doris Tegart to serve as interim president of the university. She had been serving as executive vice president.

Bellarmine University is affiliated with the Roman Catholic Church and enrolls about 2,600 undergraduate students and 1,000 graduate students. Women make up 64 percent of the undergraduate student body.

Dr. Tegart has been with the university for nearly a quarter century. She has served as provost, senior vice president for academic affairs, dean, and professor.

Dr. Tegert is a graduate of Indiana State University in Terre Haute. She holds two master’s degrees from Indiana University-Southeast in New Albany and a doctorate in education, women’s studies, and administration from Indiana University in Bloomington.

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