Dr. Christine Pharr is Mount Mary University's 12th President

Dr. Christine Pharr, a chemistry professor turned administrator, became Mount Mary University’s 12th president on July 1, 2017. She possesses a passion for women's leadership, particularly in the sciences.

Pharr comes uniquely positioned to lead the university. Her multi-dimensional background includes roles in fundraising and academic affairs. A higher education administrator and faculty member with more than 20 years of experience, Pharr's unique skill set made her singularly qualified to lead the institution, which is poised to build upon its commitment to support health and wellness within the community.

"Dr. Pharr is an educator with a strong connection to the mission of Mount Mary University and the charism of the School Sisters of Notre Dame," said Marie O'Brien, chair of the Mount Mary Board of Trustees. "Her leadership experience in both academic affairs and alumnae and donor relations, coupled with her ability to articulate a bold yet achievable future, provide Mount Mary with the unique skill set necessary to lead the institution into our next phase of excellence."

Learn more about Dr. Pharr through updated videos. Topics include:

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Two of the biggest Packer Fans on campus

Sister Georgeann Krzyzanowski stands with Dr. Christine Pharr and her #12 jersey.

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Selfie with the president

Snapping a photo with the new president is on every student's bucket list.

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Always a student

Dr. Pharr brings enthusiasm to any class visit

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Coffee, smiles and media

The Milwaukee community is eager to meet the new president of Mount Mary.

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Mount Mary Spirit

Past president Dr. Eileen Schwalbach passes on the blue and white to the new president.