An announcement was shared with Collegium alums on Monday, November 2nd that Dr. Karen Eifler, University of Portland will be the new Executive Director of Collegium. The appointment is for a five-year term, beginning July 1, 2022. Please join us in our congratulations to Karen, and read the letter from Board Chair, Norah Martin, PhD.
This June, COVID-19 interrupted our plans in an unprecedented way, but didn’t get the best of us.
Throughout my years of work with Collegium, I’ve had many meaningful experiences as a Fellow, a Faculty Mentor and as a Board Member. I’ve just begun work on what I see as the most important challenge in all of those years, which is serving as the Chair of the Search Committee tasked with recommending the next Director of Collegium to the Board of Directors next fall. As you likely
Collegium has always been about preparing for the next generation of leadership in Catholic higher education. After 28 years as the director of Collegium, it seems fitting for me to pass on the leadership baton at Collegium as well. Over the last year, I’ve been talking about this with the Collegium Board, and we’ve developed a plan to move forward.