Deb Takes was named interim president of Cabrini College effective July 3, 2013, while the Board of Trustees engages in a national search for a new president.
In taking on the responsibility of interim president, Deb Takes relinquished her position as chair of the Board of Trustees. She served on the Board since 2000, including as chair from 2011 to 2013.
Additionally, Takes served as an adjunct faculty member at the College from 1986 to 1996.
Prior to retiring in 2011, Takes served the community banking industry for four decades. Most recently, she served as Chairman and CEO of First Priority Bank, Malvern, Pa. Prior to that she served as President and CEO of Harleysville National Bank, Harleysville, Pa.
She earned a bachelor of science in economics from Vassar College and a master’s degree in the science of management from Rosemont College.
Previously, Takes served on the boards of First Priority Bank, First Priority Financial Corporation, Harleysville National Bank, and Harleysville National Corporation.
She has served on several boards of directors, including Montgomery County Lands Trust, North Penn United Way, North Penn Valley Boys & Girls Club, Peter Becker Community, Gwynedd-Mercy Academy, and the Philadelphia Boys Choir.
She received Rosemont College’s 2009 Cresset Award, an honor given annually to an outstanding individual who has demonstrated a strong commitment to promoting values and to supporting education for all people.
In June 2010, Takes was named the Woman of the Year by Montgomery County Community College for her efforts in developing a partnership program between industry and the College to train women entrepreneurs.
She has served the banking industry through her board seats on the Pennsylvania Association of Community Bankers and the Insured Financial Institutions of the Delaware Valley.
In 2004, Takes and Suzanne Bush co-authored a novel, titled, “Time Will Tell,” written for girls aged 8-12. Tackling the issues of being uncool and bullying, Takes and Bush’s goal was to change one young girl’s life.