Bachelor, College of St. Catherine, St. Paul, 1962. Master of Arts, University Notre Dame, 1970. Doctor of Philosophy, University Notre Dame, 1972.
Teacher, St. Joseph's Academy, St. Paul, 1962-1966; instructor philosophy, College of St. Catherine, St. Paul, 1970-1976; associate academic dean, College of St. Catherine, St. Paul, 1979; academic dean, College of St. Catherine, St. Paul, 1979-1984; president, College of St. Catherine, St. Paul, 1984-1997; American Council Education fellow, Goucher College, Baltimore, 1976-1977; president, Bush Foundation, St. Paul, since 1997. Board directors St. Paul Companies. Head Women's College Coalition, 1988-1991.
Member advising committee Institutional Leadership project, Columbia University, since 1986. District chairman Rhodes Scholarship Selection committee, Missouri, Nebraska, Minnesota, Kansas, North Dakota, South Dakot, since 1987. Executive Committee Women's College Coalition, Washington, since 1985.
Member Council for Indiana Colls. (board directors since 1987, chair since 1991), American Philosophical Association, St. Paul Chamber of Commerce (board directors since 1986), St. Paul's Athletic Club, Minneapolis Club, Phi Beta Kappa.