Sr. Margaret Carney, OSF 

20th President

1 June 2004 - 31 July 2016 

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    Sr. Margaret Carney was appointed St. Bonaventure University's twentieth president in June of 2004. A native of Pittsburgh, PA, Sr. Margaret holds a bachelor's degree from Duquesne University, and a master's degree from the Franciscan institute. She was also the first woman to receive a doctoral degree from the Franciscan University in Rome. Sr. Margaret has taught at the Franciscan Institute of Asia in the Philippines, at the Antonianum in Rome,  and in Canada, Italy, England, Ireland and Japan. She served as the general superior for her community, The Sisters of St. Francis of the Providence Of God, in Pittsburg , PA.  In 1999 Sr. Margaret became the director of the Franciscan Institute and dean of the School of Franciscan Studies. In 2003, she added Senior Vice President for the Franciscan Charism to her duties.

    Sr. Margaret has written many publications. In 2001 she was chosen by the editors of the new Encyclopedia of Monasticism to write a piece describing the traditions of the Poor Clares, women of the Third Order tradition, and the recurring phenomenon of solitary Franciscan women living as hermits and recluses. She was honored by the Franciscan Federation in 2002 for her work on the writing of the Rule for the Third Order Regular. 

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