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Timothy Trainor Appointed 26th President of Mount St. Mary’s University

Mount St. Marys University

June 3, 2017


The Board of Trustees of Mount St. Mary’s University today announced the permanent appointment of Timothy Trainor, Ph.D., as president of the university. Trainor, who has been serving in an interim capacity over the past year, was the unanimous selection of both the Board of Trustees and the cross-campus Selection Committee.

“Since his appointment last summer, Tim and his wife, Donna, have become true members of our Mount family,” said Board Chair Mary D. Kane, C’84, in announcing the appointment at this weekend’s Alumni Reunion. “Tim has harnessed the energy of all of those who love the Mount to build remarkable forward momentum for the university. He has helped to improve trust, build community and enhance communication across the campus. On behalf of the board, I’m thrilled to make Tim’s appointment permanent and pledge that he will have the board’s continued support as we work together to chart a course for the Mount.”

“The permanent appointment of President Trainor is great news for Mount St. Mary’s and builds upon the momentum that began with his arrival last year,” said Archbishop William E. Lori, Archbishop of Baltimore, who is also a university board member and chancellor of Mount St. Mary’s Seminary. “In his time serving in an interim capacity, President Trainor’s leadership has brought a renewed energy and collaboration within the entire Mount community that has positioned the university on a course for growth and success.”

“From the moment we first visited campus, Donna and I could feel the warmth and strength of this community,” said Trainor. “The Mount is a special place and having had the opportunity to work closely with colleagues over the last year, I know the university’s future is bright. Together, we’ve tackled challenges and worked hard to have the kind of community, rich in Catholic values, that enables our students to develop into the next leaders of our society. It’s an honor to receive this vote of confidence from the university and the board, and to know that our work together will continue.”