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Sister Therese Antone, RSM

Appointed Chancellor of Salve Regina University in 2009, Sister Therese served as President from 1994-2009. A member of the Institute of the Sisters of Mercy of the Americas, she has gained experience at all educational levels, including serving as principal of a co-educational diocesan high school. Sister Therese has also served as Treasurer and Coordinator of Secondary Education for Sisters of Mercy ministries in Rhode Island, Southeast Massachusetts and Central America. Her career at Salve Regina included tenure as a faculty member, director of development, and Executive Vice President for Corporate Affairs and Advancement.

Sister Therese has extensive governance experience having served on boards of nonprofit schools and agencies as well as corporate boards, including the Finance Council of the Diocese of Providence, and the boards of University of Detroit Mercy, Misericordia University, AAA New England, BankNewport, Lifespan Health Corporation and Beacon Mutual Insurance Company. She currently serves on the board of The Newport Hospital Foundation, the Board of Directors of the Sisters of Mercy Investment Services and The Davis Educational Foundation.

In addition to many other honors and awards, Sister Therese was a recipient of the National Conference Humanitarian Award, the John E. Fogarty Achievement Award and the Mercy Higher Education Leadership Award. She is also included in the Rhode Island Heritage Hall of Fame. Sister Therese was a Fulbright Senior specialist at Krasnoyarsk University in Russia and the State of Kentucky commissioned Sister Therese as a Kentucky Colonel in 2008.

Sister Therese holds a doctorate in education from Harvard University, with emphasis in administration, planning and social policy. She holds a Master’s degree in mathematics from Villanova University and completed the international senior executive program at MIT’s Sloan School of Management.
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