St. Kate’s president announces July resignation

| September 30, 2015 | 0 Comments

Immaculate Heart of Mary Sister Andrea Lee plans to end her 18-year tenure as president of St. Catherine University effective July 1, 2016.

Sister Andrea Lee

Sister Andrea Lee

In a Sept. 30 letter to friends and colleagues of the university, Sister Andrea noted that retiring from her post at St. Catherine will allow her to transition into other work she has planned before officially retiring.

“While there is never a good time to leave a place I love, colleagues I deeply respect, and a mission that compels my enthusiastic commitment, I will leave next summer knowing that St. Catherine’s is in a very strong position and will present an attractive call to a new leader,” she said. “Significant evidence of St. Catherine’s health and positive momentum signals that it is the right time for this transition.”

Karen Rauenhorst, chair of St. Catherine’s board of trustees, said it soon will announce plans for a national search to select the university’s next president.

Founded as the College of St. Catherine in St. Paul in 1905 for women, St. Catherine University now has a Minneapolis campus and a variety of degrees and programs for women and men.

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