Dr. Susan R. Burns


Installation Mass | Sunday, October 17, 2021

The College of Mount Saint Vincent is excited to announce the inauguration of our sixth president, Dr. Susan R. Burns. The Board of Trustees enthusiastically appointed Dr. Burns, who began her term on January 1, 2021.

Dedicated to the common good, Vincentian service, and the Catholic intellectual tradition, Dr. Burns is a skilled academic leader, engaged educator, and celebrated scholar. Her career in higher education has focused on advancing institutional mission, while creating an environment that fosters the education of the whole person. She demonstrates the knowledge and strategic vision necessary to advance and build upon the College’s distinguished accomplishments and reputation.

Deeply committed to the liberal arts and to its core values: an understanding of our common humanity, a commitment to human dignity, and a full appreciation of our obligations to each other, Mount Saint Vincent is fortunate to have Dr. Burns lead the next chapter of this exceptional institution.

“This is certainly an exciting time in Mount Saint Vincent’s history, and we are confident that the presidential search process allowed us to choose the best leader for the College and our future.”

— Steven M. Hayes, Chair of the Board of Trustees