Sister Margaret Carney, president of St. Bonaventure University, has been elected to the board of trustees of the Commission on Independent Colleges and Universities. CICU represents the chief executives of New York’s 100+ independent (private, not-for-profit) colleges and universities on issues of public policy.
Sister Margaret is the 20th president of St. Bonaventure. She is the second woman president of St. Bonaventure and the first to hold the job in a permanent capacity. Sister Margaret holds a doctoral degree from the Order’s Pontifical Anthonian University in Rome, joining her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Duquesne University and master’s degree from the Franciscan Institute. Siser Margaret most recently served as senior vice president for Franciscan charism, as well as director of the university’s Franciscan Institute, and previously as dean of Franciscan Studies. Prior to becoming a member of the Franciscan Institute faculty in 1997, she served eight years as general superior for her community, the Sisters of St. Francis of the Providence of God, in Pittsburgh, Pa.
Sister Margaret counts among her many published works The First Franciscan Woman: Clare of Assisi and Her Form of Life, published in the United States, Italy and Brazil, and The Commentary Edition of the Rule and Life of the Brothers and Sisters of Third Order Regular of St. Francis.