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Helen Drinan, MBA, Interim President

Cabrini University announced the appointment of Helen Drinan, MBA, as Interim President in May 2022. 

In February 2023, the Cabrini University Board of Trustees voted to cease the presidential search and extend Drinan's contract through 2026. 

Drinan’s robust experience and leadership in higher education and finance made her the perfect candidate to guide Cabrini for the foreseeable future.

Drinan, President Emerita of Simmons University, a nationally ranked women’s college with 1,500 employees, served in that position for 12 years before her retirement in 2020. During her tenure, she established financial discipline as an essential organizational competency; introduced strategic planning as the basis for organizational redirection and resource allocation; and championed women’s education and empowerment.