President of Cabrini College (1972-1982)
During Sr. Mary Louise Sullivan's 10-year presidency, 1972 - 1982, the college grew further. Male students had been admitted in 1970.
Dr Joseph Romano received the first annual faculty award in 1973.
Male students became campus residents in 1975, moving into Counsel Hall. The first male president of S.G.A. was elected that same academic year.
Four new houses were completed in January of 1980 and students moved in before the Spring semester started. The Board of Trustees also approved plans for three more houses to be built by the fall of the same year. the new houses were an innovative solution to the ever-growing resident population.
Ground breaking ceremonies for a student center in November 1980 again attested to Cabrini College's growth. Representing the Widener Trust, Mrs. Dixon stated, "There was a long-time need for such services with the success in growing enrollment". Beginning the dig for the Widener Center are: Dr. Gavigan, chair of the history department, Mary B. Lynch, S.G.A. president, Sr. Mary Louise Sullivan, college president, Mrs. Edith Robb Dixon and Mr. F. E. Dixon, both of the Widener Trust.
Cabrini's silver anniversary was celebrated from Oct. 1981 to Oct.1982, marking 25 years of progress. "We made it happen together," Sr. Mary Louise reminded all in her final words as president of Cabrini College.
Cabrini opens three student houses. (1980, Spring). Cabrini College Comment, p. 1.
Sullivan, M.L. (1982, April 25). "Reflections" delivered by Sr. Mary Louise at the Presidential Farewell. President's Newsletter, p.1
Sullivan, M.L. (1992). Coming of age. Comment, p.6.
Comment, Winter 1981
Last revision: May 14, 2004