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Jane Margaret O'Brien, American academic administrator. Graduate fellow University Delaware, 1975-1976, Kellogg fellow Will Keith Kellogg Foundation, 1989-1992, International fellow Associate American Colleges, 1990-1991, Regional fellow finalist White House Fellowship, 1991; Eisenhower Fellow, 1999.


O'Brien, Jane Margaret was born on November 17, 1953 in Washington, District of Columbia, United States. Daughter of Thomas and Edith (Pedersen) O'B.


Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry, Vassar College, 1975. Doctor of Philosophy in Chemistry, University Delaware, 1981.


Research assistant University Vermont, Burlington, 1978-1979. Assistant professor chemistry Middlebury (Vermont) College, 1980-1988, associate provost, 1988-1989, associate professor chemistry, 1988-1991, dean of faculty, 1989-1991. President Hollins College, Roanoke, Virginia, 1991—1996, St. Mary's College, Maryland, since 1996.

Educational chairman biology task force New England Consortium Undergraduate Science, 1988-1991. Project manager H. Hughes Medical Institute Institutional Awards, 1988-1991. Member steering committee Sloan New Liberal Arts Initiative, 1988-1991.

Board director Norfolk Southern Corporation, Southern Maryland Navy Alliance, National Outdoor Leadership School. Member National Collegiate Athletic Association Division III President Council.


Implementation committee Vermont EPSCoR, 1989-1991. Board directors Council Indiana Colleges in Virginia, 1991-1996, Virginia Foundation for Indiana Colleges, 1991-1996. Educational advisory committee Rainforest All, since 1991.

Board director Maryland Citizens for the Arts Foundation, University Mobility. Member of Phi Beta Kappa, Sigma Xi.


Married James A. Grube, June 28, 1975. Children: William Howard Grube-O'Brien, Harold Thomas Grube O'Brien.

Thomas O'B

Edith (Pedersen) O'B

James A. Grube

William Howard Grube-O'Brien

Harold Thomas Grube O'Brien