DALLAS, Pa. — Misericordia University and the Conference for Mercy Higher Education recently elected M. Therese Antone, RSM, Salve Regina University chancellor, to its board of trustees. She will begin a three-year term in October.
“Sister Therese spent many years successfully leading Salve Regina University, a very strong regional university and one of 18 Mercy colleges and universities in the nation,” said Michael A. MacDowell, Misericordia University president. “Her expertise as a board member will be invaluable."
Sister Therese was appointed chancellor in July 2009 after serving as president of Salve Regina from 1994-09. Her career has included teaching at 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, Lifespan Corp., 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 2007, Sister Therese was a Fulbright Senior Specialist at Krasnoyarsk State University in Russia. The state of Kentucky commissioned her as a Kentucky Colonel in 2008.
Sister 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.