Mount Aloysius President Tom Foley reflected the excitement of the entire Mount Aloysius College community at welcoming Sister Dillon back to campus as one on of the featured speakers of the 2013-2014 academic year. “Sister Mary Ann Dillon is both a theoretical and practical expert on the timely topic of Ethics,” he said. “As a scholar she has advised and lectured on the subject. Today, as a healthcare executive, she is directly responsible for clinical and organizational ethics at one of the largest Catholic health care systems in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. We welcome her back to Mount Aloysius College where she served as President for 17 years, leaving her mark on such accomplishments as adding to the academic offerings of the college, introducing the first master plan–completed with our new Athletic Convocation and Wellness Center– and so much more. We are thrilled to have her join us our 2014 Spring Moral Choices lecturer.”
Sr. Mary Ann currently serves as senior vice president of mission and sponsorship at Mercy Health System in southeastern Pennsylvania. In addition to organizational ethics, she is responsible for clinical and organizational ethics education, programs and processes throughout the System as well as for development and implementation of formation programs for trustees, leadership team members and colleagues.
Sr. Dillon came to Mercy Health System in 2011 after a long career in higher education. Before her tenure at Mount Aloysius College, she was dean of general education at Saint Francis University where she also served as assistant professor of philosophy and religious studies.
Sr. Dillon is a member of the Boards of Trustees of Misericordia University, Salve Regina University, Gwynedd-Mercy College and the University of Detroit Mercy. She is also a member of the Board of Advisors of the Graduate Program in Health Services Administration of Xavier University, Cincinnati, Ohio. She has served on the Boards of Directors of Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center, Conemaugh Health System and Bon Secours-Holy Family Hospital.
Sr. Dillon was a provincial administrator for the Sisters of Mercy of Dallas, Pa., as well as a general administrative team member for the Sisters of Mercy of the Union in Potomac, MD. She was also a founding member of the Conference for Mercy Higher Education and chair of the Board of Directors for the Association of Independent Colleges and Universities of Pennsylvania (AICUP). She is a member of the Catholic Theological Society of America and the Mercy Association of Scripture and Theology.
Sr. Dillon was awarded a Bachelor of Arts degree cum laude in English from Misericordia University, Dallas, Pa., a Master of Arts in theology from the University of St. Michael’s College in Toronto and a doctorate in systematic theology from Duquesne University. Her doctoral theses explored aspects of The Common Good in Catholic/Christian Tradition.
The Mount Aloysius College Moral Choices Lecture for Spring 2014 is open to the general public free of charge.