Message from the President
It is with a sense of deep humility that I write my first letter to you as the thirteenth President of Mount Aloysius College. The honor of carrying the Mercy mission into the next period of development and growth for our College is very humbling. At the same time, I feel blessed and altogether fortunate to be continuing the work so well done by my predecessors in this office.
I would be remiss not to write a few words about my predecessor, Sister Mary Ann Dillon. Sister accomplished much in her time at Mount Aloysius--the beautiful renovation and expansion of our campus, the revitalization and growth of academic programming, and the rich use of technology, especially in the classroom. I believe, however, that she is most proud of the students whose lives have been forever changed for the better by their experiences at Mount Aloysius. The Mercy tradition of caring and hospitality is as alive today as it was when the Academy opened its doors in 1853. For my part, I pledge to continue this good work in the years ahead.
As has always been the case, none of this is possible without your support and encouragement. I hope to meet many of you personally and I welcome your thoughts and ideas at any time. For the time being, I will put myself in the hands of the founder of the Sisters of Mercy Catherine McAuley, “If we are humble and sincere, God will finish in us the work He has Begun. He never refuses His grace to those who ask it.”
All the best,
Thomas P. Foley, J.D.