GMercyU Ranked Third in Board Composition Study for Percentage of Women

Gwynedd Mercy University has the third highest percentage of women on the Board of Trustees amongst 29 Philadelphia-area colleges and universities. According to a recent study by the Nonprofit Center at La Salle University and the Women’s Nonprofit Leadership Initiative, GMercyU’s Board of Trustees is currently 63.6% women, compared to the 38% average.

Out of the twenty-nine colleges and universities in the study, GMercyU is the only institution with a woman of color as the Chair. Charlotte McKines joined GMercyU’s Board of Trustees in 2004 and was named Chair in 2020.

“I am so incredibly proud of Gwynedd Mercy University’s rich history of women leadership and the tradition of meeting the next great need in the true spirit of the Sister of Mercy," President of Gwynedd Mercy University Deanne H. D’Emilio said.

Read more about the study on The Philadelphia Inquirer.