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University administrator

Patricia O'Donnell Ewers, American university administrator. Recipient Outstanding Alumna award Loyola University, Chicago, 1984.


Ewers, Patricia O'Donnell was born on July 22, 1935 in Chicago, Illinois, United States. Daughter of Patrick Brenden and Johanna Marie (Galvin) O'D.


Bachelor in English summa cum laude, Mundelein College, 1957. Master of Arts in English, Loyola University, Chicago, 1958. Doctor of Philosophy in English, Loyola University, Chicago, 1966.

Doctor of Humane Letters (honorary), DePaul University, 1998.


Instructor English, Mundelein College, Chicago, 1964-1966;assistant Professor of English, DePaul University, Chicago, 1966-1969;associate Professor of English, DePaul University, Chicago, 1969-1976;director humanities division general education program, DePaul University, Chicago, 1969-1973;chair department English, DePaul University, Chicago, 1973-1976;Professor of English, DePaul University, Chicago, 1976-1990;dean College Liberal Arts and Sciences, DePaul University, Chicago, 1976-1980;vice president, dean faculties, DePaul University, Chicago, 1980-1990;president, Pace U., New York City, since 1990. Partner New York City Partners, since 1990. Chairman, member North Control Association Accreditation Teams, 1977-1990.

Member of national identification program for women in higher education Illinois State Committee for American Council on Education, 1983-1986. Commissioner-at-large North Control Association Colls./Schools, 1984-1987. Member commission on study of undergraduate education State of Illinois Board Higher Education, 1985-1986, 1989-1990.

Member Commission Minorities in Higher Education, American Council Education, 1990-1993. Member New York City Workforce Development Commission, 1993-1994. Member human resources board American Telephone & Telegraph Company Corporation, Basking Ridge, New Jersey, 1994-1996.

Member of advisory county on postsecondary edn.State Department Education, 1994-1996. Member of advisory commission on telecommunication, State Education Department, Albany, New York, 1995-1996.


Trustee Riverside (Illinois) Public Library., 1980-1986, Catholic Theological Union, Chicago, 1985-1990, secretary, 1986-1990, New York University Downtown Hospital, 1991-1999, Council Adult and Experimental Learning, 1992-1995, Our Lady of Mercy Medical Center, Bronx, New York, 1993-2000, El Museo del Barrio, New York City, since 1994. Trustee Commission Indiana Colleges and Universities/New York State, since 1992, chair, 1995-1996. Board directors Catholic Charities, 1984-1990, Committee on Social Service, 1986-1990, subcommittee on employer assistance programs, 1986-1988, Fortune Brands, since 1991, Phoenix Theatre, 1992-1996, Drama League, New York City, 1993-1996, Richard Tucker Music Foundation, since 1993, Westchester County Association, since 1993, American General Life Insurance Company New York, since 1996, United States Life Insurance Company in City of New York, since 1996.

Member Chicago Network, 1986-1990. Steering committee Association Colleges and Universities/New York State Commission Indiana Colleges and Universities, 1992-1996. Individual investors advisory committee to board directors New York Stock Exchange, 1994-1999.

Member commission on leadership and institutional effectiveness American Council Education, Washington. Member committee economic development, New York City, since 1996, citizens budget commission, since 1996. Member National Association Indiana Colleges and Universities (vice chair board directors 1997-1998, chair board directors 1998-1999), American Australian Association (board directors 1994-2000), Regional Plan Association (council for the region tomorrow 1990-1993), Downtown Lower Manhattan Association, Inc., Westchester Association Women Business Owners (advisory board 1997-2000), Women's Forum, Inc., Finance Women's Association, Economic Club of New York, University Club, Metropolitan Club, St. Andrew's Golf Club, Phi Gamma Mu, Beta Gamma Sigma, Alpha Lambda Delta, Delta Epsilon Sigma.


Married John Leonard Ewers, July 26, 1958. Children: John P., Michele M. Ewers DeCesare.

Patrick Brenden O'D.

Johanna Marie (Galvin) O'D.

John Leonard Ewers

John P. Ewers

Michele M. Ewers DeCesare Ewers