Office of the President
Interim President Louise H. Feroe, PhD
Louise Feroe, PhD, who previously served as Interim Provost and then Acting President at Manhattanville, brings to her position as Interim President a wealth of experience in a number of administrative positions with progressively greater responsibilities, including her term as President of Mercy College.
Feroe earned her BA in Philosophy from Wheaton College in Massachusetts, and her MA and PhD (also in Philosophy) from the New School for Social Research in New York City.
Her distinguished career includes appointments as Associate Dean, Dean for Academic Administration, Provost/Vice President for Academic Affairs, and President of Mercy College in Dobbs Ferry, New York, Senior Vice Chancellor and Acting Chancellor of the Connecticut State University System, Vice President for Connecticut State University to the Connecticut Board of Regents for Higher Education and a number of engagements as consultant for AGB and other nonprofit organizations in the higher education sector.
Feroe has a strong background and understanding of regulatory landscapes in both New York State and Connecticut and has been successful as a fundraiser, securing grants from the Lumina, Ford, Mellon, and Kellogg Foundations, among others.
Michael C. Dunn '77, Chair
Senior Vice President - Chief Marketing Officer (Retired), Georgia Pacific
CEO, James Gate Group
Sheila Falvey Finnerty ’87 , Vice Chair
Executive Managing Director (Retired), Liberty Mutual Investments
Joseph B. Narus '86
Senior Director, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
June R. Wang '67
Program Manager (Retired), Raytheon
Linda Pistecchia Kirkpatrick '99
President, North America, MasterCard
Amy Y. Zhang '93
Executive Vice President, Portfolio Manager, Fred Alger Management, Inc.
William H. Humphreys, Vice Chair
Business Director and Senior Vice President (Retired), Stolt-Nielsen USA, Inc.
Alice D. Leahey '69
Mary O'Gorman Fay Allan '67
Christopher N. Lewis '97, JD
General Counsel (Retired), Edward Jones
John Silva Calvao '94
Fund Principal, Arrow Global
H. Joseph Machicote '86
Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer, Premier, Inc.
Cathleen Collins '69
Austin Purves PhD
Software Engineer, Rockstar Games
Stephanie Kloos Donoghue '82
President, S. Kloos Communications Inc.
John M. Tolomer
President, Westchester Market, Valley National Bankcorp
Louise H. Feroe, PhD
Interim President, Manhattanville College
President and Chief Operating Officer, Summit Health
Provost and Executive Vice President
Senior Communications Officer
Chief of Staff and Secretary to the Board, Title IX Coordinator
Troy L. Cogburn
Vice President for Enrollment and Marketing
Alan V. Gallantar
Vice President for Finance and Operations
Seann S. Kalagher
Vice President for Compliance and Legal Counsel
Sarah E. Kelly
Vice President for Institutional Advancement
Cindy L. Porter
Vice President for Diversity, Equity, and Community Building
Chief Information Officer and Vice President for Digital Strategy and Planning
Cathy Allman MAW '01
President and CEO
Ryan Beaudry '08
Leader/Analyst, Investor Relations
Jo-Una Spadafora '69
Cathy French '68
Catherine French Group
Gretchel Hathaway '79
Vice President for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
Frankline and Marshall College
Rosemary B. James '91
Supervisory Attorney Advisor, Intellectual Property
Department of Homeland Security
Donna Johnson MS '12
Karen Burris Lennon ‘79
Karen B. Lennon Consulting LLC
Erica A. Meloe '83
Patsy O'Grady '61
POG Information Systems
Elizabeth Adams Smith '81
Senior Associate Dean for Administration
SUNY Downstate Medical Center
Maria Stolfi '15, MS '19
Chief People Officer
Katy Tucci MS '05
Vice President, Wealth Manager
BNY Mellon Wealth Management
Nicole Wadsworth DO '91
New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine
Shapiro, Gettinger, Waldinger and Monteleone, LLP
The Presidential Search launched at the February 2023 meeting of the Board of Trustees. The Board hired Louise
Feroe, PhD, to serve as Interim President during the leadership transition that began
when former President Michael E. Geisler retired last summer.
To assist with the Presidential Search Committee with the search for the best candidates, the Board has retained the services of Storbeck Search. If you are interested in exploring this opportunity or have someone to nominate, please contact Steve Leo, Managing Director and Brian Bustin, Senior Associate at Storbeck Search at MvillePresident@storbecksearch.com.
At the conclusion of the search process, the Committee will make a recommendation to the Board of Trustees who will hire our next President.
The Committee invites input from the College’s constituencies. See the list of Committee members below.
Manhattanville Presidential Search Committee 2023
- Cathleen Collins, Committee Chair, Trustee
- Michael Dunn, Board Chair
- William Humphreys, Trustee
- Christopher N. Lewis, Trustee
- Stephanie Kloos, Trustee
- Alice Leahey, Trustee
- Mary O’Gorman Allan, Trustee
- Karen Lennon, Presidential Advisory Committee
- Christopher Pappas, Professor of Biology and Faculty Chair
- Mary Coakley-Fields, Associate Professor of Education
- Lauren Ziarko, Librarian and College Archivist
- Louise Feroe, Interim President
- Dwight Hilson, Board Chair Emeritus
- Marion Jordan, Former Trustee
Storbeck Search I Diversified Search Group
- Steve Leo, Managing Director
- Brian Bustin, Senior Associate
Manhattanville Strategic Plan 2022 - 2027
Valiant by Design
Focus on Student Achievement
Commitment to Inclusivity and Social Mobility
Enhancing Manhattanville's Profile
Manhattanville College will be a nationally recognized higher-education institution distinguished for:
Providing access to educational excellence and preparing our graduates for an increasingly complex global society.
Creating transformative opportunities for all types of learners.
Instilling the principles of diversity, equity, inclusion, and social justice in all we do.
Download the Manhattanville Strategic Plan for a full overview of our goals and vision.
Louise H. Feroe, PhD
Reid Castle, Second Floor