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Timeline of Alverno College History

Alverno's Presidents

There have been eight presidents of Alverno College since it was established as St.Joseph's Normal School in 1887. In the early years, the mothers superior of the School Sisters of St. Francis also acted in the capacity of college president.

Learn more about their accomplishments by viewing the exhibit,
130 Years and Counting! Highlights from Alverno's History.

 

 

Thisis a black and white photo of Mother Alexia Hoell, foundress of the School Sisters of St. Francis and first president of Alverno College

Mother Alexia Hoell
President, 1887-1907

 

This is a black and white photo of Mother Alfons Schmid, foundress of the School Sisters of St. Francis and second president of Alverno College

Mother Alfons Schmid
President, 1907-1929

 

This is a black and white photo of Mother Stanislaus Hegner, third president of Alverno College

Mother Stanislaus Hegner
President, 1929-1942

 

This is a black and white photo of Mother Corona Wirfs, fourth president of Alverno College

Mother Corona Wirfs
President, 1942-1948

 

This is a black and white photo of Sister Augustine Scheele, fifth president of Alverno College

Sister Augustine Scheele
President, 1948-1968

 

This is a back and white photo of Sister Joel Read, sixth president of Alverno College

Sister Joel Read
President, 1968-2003

 

This is a color photo of  Dr. mary Meehan, seventh president of Alverno College

Dr. Mary Meehan
President, 2004-2016

 

Dr. Meehan was the first lay person to hold the title of Alverno College President

 

 

 

This is a color photo of Dr.  Andrea Lee, IHM, eighth president of Alverno College

Dr. Andrea Lee, IHM
President, 2016-