In the first years of her presidency of Cabrini College, Dr. Marie Angelella George has set the priority of providing students a global education focusing on academic excellence, leadership development, and social justice.
Dr. George has overseen the implementation of Justice Matters, the College’s groundbreaking core curriculum that engages all students in real-world, community-based problem solving.
She traveled with students, faculty, staff and trustees to Swaziland and Guatemala to explore how the College can most effectively facilitate change in these regions.
During her tenure, Cabrini College has doubled the number of Living and Learning Communities to six, and has developed an expanded First-Year Experience to optimize the engagement of incoming students.
In July 2010, Dr. George introduced the President’s Initiative on Mission Integration to promote dialogue, reflection, learning and action within the framework of the College’s Catholic intellectual tradition and Catholic social teachings.
Dr. George previously served as executive vice president at Saint Anselm College, where she oversaw six vice presidents and the directors of the College’s Campus Ministry, and the New Hampshire Institute of Politics.
She helped secure private and federal support for new initiatives in civic education and community service, including the establishment of the Civic Leadership Academy at the New Hampshire Institute of Politics; the English for New Americans Program at the Meelia Center for Community Service; and the launch of Learning Liberty, a curricular and co-curricular initiative to prepare students for lives of enlightened and engaged citizenship.
Before joining Saint Anselm’s, Dr. George was a tenured associate professor and vice president of planning and institutional effectiveness at the University of Scranton; was a faculty member at King’s College (Wilkes-Barre, Pa.) and College Misericordia (Dallas, Pa.); and vice president of human resources at Mercy Hospital and Health Care System (Wilkes-Barre, Pa.). She currently serves as a Trustee of the University of Scranton.
Dr. George earned a doctorate in organizational leadership at the University of Pennsylvania, a master’s degree in counseling at the University of Scranton, and a bachelor’s degree in mathematics at Misericordia University. She earned lifelong certification as a Senior Professional in Human Resources, and has published in the areas of higher education marketing, faculty development, and human resource development.
She is a member of Delta Epsilon Sigma, the national scholastic honor society for students, faculty and alumni of colleges and universities with a Catholic tradition.
Dr. George is married to Francis J. George Sr., president of FJG Design. Their son, Francis Jr., resides in northeastern Pennsylvania with his wife, Selena, and son Adrian.