September 21, 2023

Alverno Faculty’s interim president leaving to steer Benedictine College

Joseph J. Foy, Ph.D.

Joseph Foy, Alverno Faculty’s interim president and vp of educational affairs, has been named the brand new president of Lisle, Illinois-based Benedictine College. He’ll start his new position on July 24.

Foy joined Alverno Faculty in 2020, simply two weeks after the campus grew to become totally distant as a result of COVID-19 pandemic. He led educational associated planning and insurance policies for pivoting to distant studying and again to in-person programs. Foy additionally led efforts to associate with Synergis Training to launch a brand new location for the supply of Alverno’s Direct Entry Grasp of Science in Nursing program in Mesa, Arizona.

As Alverno’s interim president, Foy helped kind a shared fairness management strategy to entry, belonging, fairness, inclusion and variety. Together with three co-directors that he appointed, Foy created a plan to make Alverno a extra culturally inclusive group. He then created a brand new Workplace of Fairness, Range and Belonging.

Benedictine’s observe report on range and inclusion initially attracted Foy to the college.

“As the subsequent president of Benedictine College, it is going to be my accountability to assist construct upon a basis of excellence whereas concomitantly serving to to fulfill the way forward for an more and more globalized and various world,” mentioned Foy. “This may be achieved by letting our values proceed to set the imaginative and prescient, and thru a collaborative dedication to inclusive excellence in any respect ranges.”

Previous to becoming a member of Alverno, Foy was dean of the college at Marian College in Wisconsin from 2018 to 2020, the place he managed the transition to a brand new basic training curriculum centered on outcomes-based studying that empowered pupil selection in focus of research.

Foy earned a bachelor’s diploma in political science and worldwide relations from Carroll Faculty. He additionally holds a grasp’s diploma in comparative politics and worldwide relations and a Ph.D. in American authorities and comparative politics from Notre Dame, Indiana.

“I imagine that my strategy to management and experiences inside Catholic greater training — as a pupil, an educator, and as a pacesetter — have ready me effectively to be the kind of president who may also help advance Benedictine’s vibrant group,” mentioned Foy. “It’s my intention to grow to be a real servant-leader who will promote belief and mutual respect inside the group, whereas serving to to articulate a unifying and aspirational imaginative and prescient for this nice college.”