Cardinal Dolan Discusses Catholic Education with Iona President Dr. Seamus Carey

New Rochelle, N.Y. – Iona University President Seamus Carey, Ph.D., recently joined the “Conversation with Cardinal Dolan” podcast to discuss the value of Catholic education, delving into topics such as the legacy of St. Columba and the Christian Brothers, the University’s approach to artificial intelligence, the launch of the Gabelli Center for Teaching & Learning and much more.

Carey also underscored the benefits of an Iona education, noting that The Wall Street Journal ranked Iona as the #8 best Catholic college in the nation.

“I would like to thank Cardinal Dolan for inviting me to join the show, as it is always important to highlight the transformative power of Catholic education and the important work that is being done,” Carey said. “We are proud of the mission we live out every day at Iona and look forward to building upon our partnership with the Archdiocese.”

Founded in 1940, Iona University is a master's-granting private, Catholic, coeducational institution of learning in the tradition of the Edmund Rice Christian Brothers. Iona's 45-acre New Rochelle campus and 28-acre Bronxville campus are just 20 miles north of Midtown Manhattan. With a total enrollment of nearly 4,000 students and an alumni base of more than 50,000 around the world, Iona is a diverse community of learners and scholars dedicated to academic excellence and the values of justice, peace and service. Iona is highly accredited, offering undergraduate degrees in liberal arts, science and business administration, as well as Master of Arts, Master of Science and Master of Business Administration degrees and numerous advanced certificate programs. Iona students enjoy small class sizes, engaged professors and a wide array of academic programs across the School of Arts & Science; LaPenta School of Business; NewYork-Presbyterian Iona School of Health Sciences; and Hynes Institute for Entrepreneurship & Innovation. Iona is widely recognized in prestigious rankings, including The Princeton Review’s 2024 national list of “The Best 389 Colleges” and The Wall Street Journal/College Pulse’s “2024 Best Colleges in America,” which ranked Iona at #66 in the nation overall and #8 in the nation among Catholic schools. Iona’s LaPenta School of Business is also accredited by AACSB International, a recognition awarded to just six percent of business schools worldwide. In addition, The Princeton Review recognized Iona’s on-campus MBA program as a “Best Business School for 2023.” Iona also offers a fully online MBA program for even greater flexibility. In July 2021, Iona announced the establishment of the NewYork-Presbyterian Iona School of Health Sciences, which is now principally located on Iona’s Bronxville campus in collaboration with NewYork-Presbyterian. Connecting to its Irish heritage, the University also recently announced it is expanding abroad with a new campus in County Mayo, Ireland. A school on the rise, Iona officially changed its status from College to University on July 1, 2022, reflecting the growth of its academic programs and the prestige of an Iona education.