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Four new trustees join Saint Xavier University's Board

Three elected, one appointed

Chicago (Oct. 16, 2006) – Four new trustees have joined the Saint Xavier University Board of Trustees.

Brian Shannon Jr., Mary MacLaren and Ellen Stanton Mulaney were elected to serve three-year terms, and Sister Sheila E. Megley, R.S.M., was appointed to represent the Regional Community of the Sisters of Mercy of Chicago. 

Shannon, of Willow Springs, is the principal of Print Post Inc. in Alsip, a company that specializes in print and mail solutions. He is also an advisory board member to Misericordia/Heart of Mercy, which provides programs for developmentally disabled persons, and a member of the St. John of the Cross School Board in Western Springs. Shannon received his bachelor’s degree in business administration in management from the University of Notre Dame and an MBA in management from Loyola University Chicago.

MacLaren, of Chicago, is vice president of direct marketing services for SRDS, an 86-year-old Chicago business and global provider of media information for the advertising and marketing industry. She previously served in the United States Air Force for more than 20 years, rising to the rank of colonel. Active in her community, MacLaren has served on the board of directors of the YWCA, the United Way of Midlands and both the Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts of America. She earned her B.A. in journalism from Penn State University and her master of public administration degree from Auburn University.

Mulaney, of Chicago, teaches common law reasoning and communication and legal reasoning at Northwestern University’s School of Law. She is a member of the board of advisors of St. Mary of the Lake/Mundelein Seminary, and a member of the board of advisors of Catholic Charities of Chicago. She earned her bachelor’s degree from Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service where she graduated magna cum laude, and she received her juris doctorate degree from Yale Law School.

Megley, of Chicago, is vice president of the Sisters of Mercy Regional Community of Chicago. Previously, she was president of Regis College, Mass.; executive vice president of Salve Regina University, Rhode Island; a faculty member at the University of Nebraska, Barat College, the Naval War College and Saint Xavier College. She has served as a trustee of River College, N.H.; Regis College; Saint Xavier University; Trinity Repertory Theater, R.I.; Mother McAuley Liberal Arts High School; and the New England College Fund.

Megley also served on the executive boards of directors of the Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities (ACCU) and the U.S. Women’s College Coalition. As a member of the Secretariat of the National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities, Megley represented the interests of Mercy colleges as they relate to pending federal legislation. Megley earned her B.A. in mathematics from Rosary College; an M.A. in theology from Saint Xavier College; an M.A. in English literature from the University of Chicago; an M.S. in financial management/accounting from Salve Regina University; passed the CPA exam in 1991; and a Ph.D. in English from the University of Nebraska.

Saint Xavier’s Board of Trustees is comprised of 30 men and women, including alumni, Sisters of Mercy, business and civic leaders, and faculty from other universities. The Board is charged with oversight of Saint Xavier’s campuses in Chicago’s Mount Greenwood neighborhood and Orland Park.

Founded in 1846 by the Sisters of Mercy, Saint Xavier University is a private, coeducational comprehensive Catholic university serving approximately 5,700 students. The University offers 35 undergraduate majors and more than 40 graduate program options in arts and sciences, business, education and nursing with day, evening and weekend courses to fit busy schedules.


Contact Deborah Snow Humiston
773-298-3325 or snowhumiston@sxu.edu

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