College of Mount St. Vincent in New York Selects Its Next President

The Board of Trustees of the College of Mount Saint Vincent in the Bronx, New York, has appointed Susan R. Burns as the college’s sixth president. She will take office on January 1, 2021.

The College of Mount St. Vincent enrolls about 1,860 undergraduate students and slightly more than 200 graduate students according to the latest statistics submitted to the U.S. Department of Education. Women make up 72 percent of the undergraduate student body.

“The Mount lives its mission and values in a manner that not only welcomes all dreams, but transforms the lives of its students, their families, and generations that follow through its commitment to excellence in the liberal arts tradition and in all academic programs,” Dr. Burns said. “The College’s deep commitment to Vincentian service, social justice, and authentic inclusivity align with my personal and professional commitment to the common good and Catholic intellectual tradition.”

Dr. Burns is currently vice president for academic affairs and dean of faculty at Clarke University in Dubuque, Iowa. Prior to her tenure at Clarke, Dr. Burns was associate dean for academic affairs at Morningside College in Sioux City, Iowa.

Dr. Burns received her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in experimental psychology from Emporia State University in Kansas. She holds a Ph.D. in social/personality psychology with an emphasis in child development from Kansas State University.

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