College of New Rochelle Honors President Stephen Sweeny
President Stephen J. Sweeny has been an integral part of The College of New Rochelle for the past 35 years, with the last 14 as president. June 2011 marks his retirement as a beloved leader and mentor to scores of students throughout the decades. Throughout his tenure, Dr. Sweeny orchestrated the successful expansion of six city campuses, the advancement of the Graduate School, the tremendous growth of the School of Nursing, and the continued commitment to an all-women undergraduate School of Arts & Sciences.
“My time at CNR has been a privilege,” Dr. Sweeny said. “History will say what this time-frame has meant for the College, but for me, I’m most satisfied with the fact that I have reminded all who joined me in this journey to give primacy to our mission. It is what gives unity to the college community. The great diversity we have as a community is not an obstacle, it is our strength. And in this wonderful diversity, we are held together by our mission.” #