Mary C. Finger, Ed.D., began her tenure as Seton Hill’s tenth president in June 2014. Under her leadership, Seton Hill has initiated a number of new programs to enhance the university's already robust academic offerings. Through Seton Hill's new Office of Academic Innovation and Planning, faculty are working with community and business leaders to develop new academic programs that align with the Pittsburgh region's workforce needs. Under her leadership Seton Hill has also expanded student opportunities for experiential learning through study abroad, internships and student research and worked to enhance career readiness preparation through its nationally-recognized Fit for the World program. During her tenure the university opened two new academic buildings - the JoAnne Woodyard Boyle Health Sciences Center on Seton Hill's main campus and the Seton Hill Arts Center in downtown Greensburg - which both opened in August 2015.
Dr. Finger came to Seton Hill following nine years as senior vice president for advancement at DePaul University in Chicago, where she led the institution’s first comprehensive capital campaign: Many Dreams, One Mission. Prior to her position at DePaul, Dr. Finger served as vice president for planning and institutional advancement at Mount Mary College (now University) in Milwaukee, Wisconsin; as director of development for the Robert R. McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois; as acting executive director of the University of Wisconsin — Milwaukee Foundation and also as director of development at that same institution.
Dr. Finger is fluent in Spanish and worked in the Bilingual Education Department of Milwaukee Public Schools. Dr. Finger received her Ed.D in higher education management from the University of Pennsylvania, a Master of Arts degree from Mount Mary College and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Marquette University.