Mount Saint Mary College has appointed a longtime administrator at Loyola University, Maryland, as its new vice president of academic affairs.
Dr. Ilona McGuiness will oversee eight academic areas and 85 full-time faculty members at the Newburgh, N.Y., school. She had served for many years as the dean of first-year students and academic services at Loyola.
As a tenured associate professor of writing, McGuiness has also directed Loyola’s honors program and taught composition and major-level non-fiction prose courses. At Loyola, she was recognized with numerous awards for her teaching, including the Educator for Life Award and the Distinguished Teacher of the Year.
Dr. Carson Daly, president of Mount St. Mary, said, “We are delighted that Dr. McGuiness has accepted this position and are confident that she will lead the Mount to new heights.”