CHICAGO — Mary Acker Klingenberger was named the new president of Mother McAuley Liberal Arts High School Tuesday by its Board of Trustees.
Klingenberger will assume the role March 4 and focus on strategic planning, advancement, alumnae relations, enrollment and financial issues, according to a statement.
“She is a charismatic leader who demonstrates strong convictions and is committed to women’s education imbued with the Mercy charism and Catholic faith," said Anne Cotter, chairperson of the Board of Trustees in a statement.
Klingenberger is an alumna of McAuley, graduating in 1975 as its salutatorian. Klingenberger most recently worked as the Director of Gift Planning at Hinsdale Hospital.
“I am honored to return home to Mother McAuley High School,” Klingenberger said. “I am so proud of where the school is today and excited about our great future.”