The chancellor of the University assists in all efforts
to honor and enhance University relationships and provides counsel and advice
as requested. Available to provide a perspective and the experience to help
inform decisions that will be made by those who influence change at Salve
Regina, the chancellor ensures that the values expressed by the University
mission statement are honored and advanced. The chancellor actively promotes national and
international recognition of the University and undertakes initiatives as requested by the Board of Trustees.
M. Therese Antone, RSM, was appointed chancellor in July
2009 after serving as president of Salve Regina from 1994-2009. Sister Therese's career has included teaching at
all levels and serving as principal of a coeducational secondary school and director
of finance and secondary education for the Sisters of Mercy in Rhode Island and
Central America. She has served as faculty member, director of development, vice
president for institutional advancement and executive vice president for
corporate affairs and advancement at Salve Regina.
Sister Therese has
served on many boards and committees, including the Finance Council of the
Diocese of Providence and the University of Detroit Mercy's Board of Trustees.
She currently serves on the boards of AAA Southern New England, BankNewport,
Beacon Mutual Insurance Company, Davis Education Foundation, Lifespan Corporation, Misericordia University, OceanPoint Financial
Partners, Portsmouth Abbey School and the Redwood Library and Athenaeum.
In addition to many
other honors and awards, Sister Therese was the 1998 recipient of the National
Conference Humanitarian Award, the
1998 John E. Fogarty Achievement Award and the Mercy Higher Education
Leadership Award. She is also a 2006 inductee to the Rhode Island Heritage Hall
of Fame. In March 2007, Sister Therese was a Fulbright Senior Specialist at
Krasnoyarsk State University in Russia. The state of Kentucky commissioned
Sister Therese as a Kentucky Colonel in December 2008.
Therese holds a bachelor's degree from Salve Regina, a master's degree in
mathematics from Villanova University and a doctorate in education with an emphasis
in administration, planning and social policy from Harvard University. She also
completed the senior executive program at MIT's Sloan School of Management.