The investiture ceremony was held in The O’Shaughnessy,on, coincidentally, the UnitedNations International Day ofthe Girl Child. In her address, Becky affirmed her commitment to “taking women seriously” and expanding access to higher education at St. Catherine.
Photos by Rebecca Zenefski, By Rebecca Studios.
Watch the ceremony online at stkate.edu/inauguration.
The Presidential Medallion and Chain of Office bears the seal of the University and names of St. Kate’s first 10 presidents:
Antonia McHugh, CSJ, 1929–1937
Eucharista Galvin, CSJ, ’24, Ph.D., 1937–1943
Antonius Kennelly, CSJ, ’26, Ph.D., 1943–1949
Antonine O’Brien, CSJ, ’26, 1949–1955
Mary William Brady, CSJ, ’31, Ph.D., 1955–1961
Mary Edward Healy, CSJ, Ph.D., 1961–1964
Alberta M. Huber, CSJ, ’37, Ph.D., 1964–1979
Catherine T. McNamee, CSJ, Ph.D., 1979–1984
Anita Pampusch ’62, Ph.D., 1984–1997
Andrea J. Lee, IHM, Ph.D., 1998–2016
“…all women, all linked together...I will always need the wisdom, strength, compassion and boldness [this chain of office] represents — the women presidents who have gone before me.”
— Rebecca Koenig Roloff ’76, MBA following her investiture by the Board of Trustees.