|Mount Aloysius President Foley Named St. Xavier University Trustee||08/12/2013|
Cresson, Pa. – Mount Aloysius College President Thomas P. Foley, JD has been named to the Saint Xavier University’s 28-member Board of Trustees. Saint Xavier University, (SXU) located in downtown Chicago, Illinois is a four-year, coeducational college was founded by the Sisters of Mercy in 1846. Mount Aloysius College also operates under the auspices of the Sisters of Mercy. Saint Xavier University was the first Mercy College in the world and is the oldest chartered College in the city of Chicago. Saint Xavier's 109-acre main campus is located within the City of Chicago, on the corner of 103rd Street and Central Park Avenue.
SXU offers more than 43 undergraduate majors and 40 graduate programs. The academic components of the University include: The College of Arts and Sciences; The School of Continuing and Professional Studies; The School of Education; The Graham School of Management; and The School of Nursing.
President Tom Foley is the 13th President of Mount Aloysius. He is frequently honored in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania for leadership, an exceptional work ethic and his innovative approach to administration. Foley has received dozens of awards for service in both the public and non-profit sectors. Nationally, President Foley was named twice to the Irish Top 100 in Education. In 2012, the Blair-Bedford Central Labor Council (Pennsylvania) named him Person of the Year; recognizing his ongoing regional community contributions and his public service as the youngest Secretary of Labor and Industry in the history of the Commonwealth under the late Governor Robert Casey.
MAC’s President Foley is a summa cum laude graduate of Dartmouth College. He earned his Juris Doctorate degree from Yale Law School, where he served as an editor of the Yale Journal of World Public Order. He was coach of Yale’s undergraduate debate team and a member of the university’s championship rugby team.
Prior to joining academia, Foley spent more than a decade as the CEO of the American Red Cross in Southeastern Pennsylvania (2004-2010) and as President of the United Way of Pennsylvania (2000-2004). He also served in both the executive and legislative branches of the federal government—first as legislative aide and counsel to Congressman James M. Shannon and then-Senator Joseph R. Biden.
Prior to his government service, Foley was a Graduate Fellow at University College, Dublin, Ireland. After that he spent two years as counsel to the Nobel Peace Prize winning Peace People in Belfast, Northern Ireland. He was the first American elected to that group’s Executive Board, initiating their award-winning integrated sports program and founding the widely effective (and still active) Committee on the Administration of Justice (CAJ).
President Foley is the author of over 100 articles, op-ed and journal pieces on a variety of topics, including issues related to work, career-training, community service and public security. He has testified in Washington and Harrisburg on matters of public policy on over 40 occasions and appears often on TV and radio. A sought-after speaker, Foley frequently serves as keynote throughout the US and in Northern Ireland. He is a member of the Pennsylvania Bar Association, and has chaired eight state-wide Boards and Commissions, including the Governor’s Task Force on Workforce Development, PennSERVE, and the State Board of Vocational Rehabilitation.
Mount Aloysius College President Tom and his wife, Michele, are the parents of three sons—Thomas, Matt and Andrew. The couple resides in Hollidaysburg, Pa.