Placed Leaders

Cheryl McConnell


Saint Joseph's University

Storbeck Search | Diversified Search Group partnered with Saint Joseph’s University to conduct a nationwide search that resulted in the appointment of Cheryl A. McConnell as the institution’s 29th – and first female – President. 

“Dr. McConnell is the right person to lead Saint Joseph’s at this time of exceptional change,” says James M. Norris ’85, chair of the University’s Board of Trustees and also chair of the search committee. “Cheryl has strong business acumen, deep higher education experience, a career marked by dedicated commitment to our Jesuit mission and exceptional leadership skills. She was the unanimous choice of the committee, even among an impressive and diverse pool of external candidates.”

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