~ from the communication from Dr. Taylor to the Missionary Sisters and the campus community
At Friday’s winter Board Plenary, I informed the Trustees that I am resigning as President of Cabrini University, effective at the end of the current academic year. This summer I will start my presidency at the University of Detroit Mercy. It has been a tremendous honor and privilege to serve as the eighth president of Cabrini University, since taking office in July 2014.
During my presidency, I have been blessed to have tremendous support from the Board of Trustees and the Missionary Sisters of the Sacred Heart of Jesus. I especially want to acknowledge my sincere appreciation to Board Chairs Tom Nerney ’77, HON’15, John Schanz, HON’18, Frank Emmerich, ’92, HON’21, and Amy Lambert. Thanks again for our partnership in leading the University. Your guidance, support and mentorship has meant a great deal to me.
A special thanks to Sisters Christine Marie Baltas and Grace Waters who have blessed our campus with their daily example of what an Education of the Heart means.
Servant leadership of a university requires collaboration, and I would like to thank every Cabinet member I’ve had the pleasure of working alongside during my time at Cabrini.
I’ve been blessed to have the best staff in the Office of the President. Thanks for all you do on a daily basis. I would also like to thank the faculty, staff, coaches, alumni, donors, and friends of the University for your support and all you do for our students.
Finally, a huge shout out to Cabrini’s amazing students. My wife Lechia and I have been blessed to know you, and we hope you learned as much from us as we learned from you these past eight years.
A transition plan is underway, and details will be announced by Amy Lambert, Board Chair, as soon as they are available. In addition, there will be an opportunity to say goodbye at a farewell event this spring. Details of which will be shared in a future communication.
Also at Friday’s Board meeting, Trustees endorsed the Mission 2027 Strategic Plan thereby ensuring that Cabrini is in a strong position with programs and plans to continue to build on its strengths and successes. I will leave Cabrini knowing that the future is bright for the University.
My best wishes to you and Cabrini University in the future.
In the Cabrini Spirit,
Donald B. Taylor, PhD