Lynn Ortale is the New President of Maria College in Albany, New York

Lynn Ortale was named the sixth president of Maria College in Albany, New York. She is beginning her new duties on July 1.

The college enrolls about 850 undergraduate students and 20 graduate students, according to the most recent data from the U.S. Department of Education. Women make up 89 percent of the student body.

“I am honored and humbled to have been selected by the board of trustees as the next president of Maria College,” said Dr. Ortale. “I am committed to Catholic education due to the transformative impact mission-grounded learning communities have on the personal and academic development of students and the impact the commitment to serving the underserved has on our students, our community, and our world. Together we move forward with great excitement to engage in Maria’s next chapter of excellence and innovation.”

For the past 13 years, Dr. Ortale has served as vice president for student life at Chestnut Hill College in Philadelphia and has also been an adjunct faculty member in the higher education administration graduate program at DeSales University in Center Valley, Pennsylvania.

Dr. Ortale holds a Ph.D. in higher education administration from the University of Pennsylvania. Her research focuses on entrepreneurial faculty.

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