How do we move into the future? By Dr. Irma Becerra, President of Marymount University
Dr. Irma Becerra, President of Marymount University published this article about her Béziers experience in the Arlington Catholic Herald.
“To know and love God, to make God known and loved, to proclaim that Jesus Christ has come that all may have life.”
Those words encapsulate the mission of the Religious of the Sacred Heart of Mary (RSHM), an international congregation of Catholic women founded in 1849 in Béziers, France. That same religious community later established Marymount University in 1950, striving to advance the development of the whole person through education.
As we prepare to mark our 70-year anniversary as an institution, we’re looking back and seeing how far we have come. What was once a nascent two-year women’s college is now a doctoral-granting university with a tremendous reputation for the liberal arts, career preparation, and personal and professional development — and we still have so much further to go. We seek to double our enrollment over the next five years, achieve even greater national and international recognition, and usher in a new era of success at Marymount through our strategic plan, “Momentum.”
-Dr. Irma Becerra