Past Presidents of Mundelein College
Front: Mary Breslin, BVM, Susan Rink, BVM
Back: Ann Ida Gannon, BVM, Carolyn Farrell, BVM
Leadership of Mundelein College
1930: Sister Mary Justicia Coffey, BVM, is the first President of Mundelein College.
1936: Sister Mary Consuela, BVM, is installed as the second President of the college.
1939: Sister Mary Justicia Coffey begins her second term as the college’s third President.
1945: Upon retirement of Sister Mary Justicia, Sister Mary Josephine Malone BVM, becomes the fourth President of Mundelein College.
1951: Following Sister Mary Josephine as President is Sister Mary John Michael Dee, BVM.
1957: Sister Mary Ann Ida Gannon, BVM, becomes Mundelein’s sixth President. She remains in this office until 1975, becoming the college’s longest-serving President.
1975: The college’s seventh President, Sister Susan Rink, BVM, is installed.
1983: Dr. John Richert, the only non-BVM President of Mundelein, begins his tenure.
1985: The first Mundelein alumna to head the college, Sister Mary Brenan Breslin, BVM, becomes President.
1991: Mundelein College affiliates with Loyola University Chicago. Sister Carolyn Farrell, BVM, oversees Mundelein during this transition.