About Our President

President Francesca Onley, PhD, CSFN
From Our President

Dear Holy Family University Campus Community:

I extend my heartfelt congratulations to Sister Maureen McGarrity, CSFN, PhD, for being appointed as the next President of Holy Family University.

As many of you know, Sister Maureen’s roots here run deep. She received her undergraduate degree from Holy Family in 1970 and shortly thereafter began her professional career as a distinguished faculty member in the Department of Biology. Sister Maureen worked her way up to Department Chair, Division Chair, Dean, Vice President for Academic Affairs, Associate Provost, and most recently, Provost.

In all of her roles, Sister Maureen has exhibited great wisdom, steady guidance, and strong leadership qualities, earning her the respect and admiration of students, faculty, and her peers.

I have no doubt that Sister Maureen is the right President who will lead us into a bright and successful future.  Please join me in supporting Sister Maureen and offering her best wishes as she begins her position as the fifth President of Holy Family University.

Sister Francesca Onley, CSFN, PhD