Transforming Higher Education:
Suzanne Mellon, Carlow University
Carlow University's 10th President, Suzanne K. Mellon, Ph.D., is a visionary leader whose previous role as executive vice president and professor at Saint Anselm College in Manchester, New Hampshire, prepared her well to take over at the helm of Carlow University.
Since beginning her tenure as president in July 2013, Dr. Mellon has enriched all aspects of the university. Among her achievements is completion of an inclusive strategic plan that led to a new vision and a new philosophy statement for the university. Under her guidance, the university completed its first comprehensive fundraising campaign, the largest in its history, raising more than $33 million. Dr. Mellon also has been instrumental in increasing the university’s endowment to more than $23 million; developing a new Women of Spirit Institute and redesigning social justice institutes at the university; enhancing the governance role of the board of trustees; and implementing a new model for branding and marketing across all university venues.