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Iona College President Seamus Carey, Ph.D., Named to 'Power 100'

Iona College President Seamus Carey, Ph.D., has been named to City & State's Westchester Power 100, a list of the most powerful people in Westchester.


NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y. – Iona College President Seamus Carey, Ph.D., has been named to City & State’s Westchester Power 100, a list of the most powerful people in Westchester. City & State New York covers local and state politics and policy.

A Bronx native and first-generation college student, Seamus Carey, Ph.D., began his presidency at Iona College in July 2019. Carey has a long history of serving in higher education, most recently for a five-year tenure as president of Transylvania University in Lexington, Ky. Carey also served as dean of Arts and Sciences at Sacred Heart University in Fairfield, Conn., for four years, as well as chairman of the philosophy department at Manhattan College where he taught for nine years.

Carey earned a Ph.D. in Philosophy and Master of Arts from Fordham University and a bachelor’s degree from Vassar College. He attended Harvard University’s Management Development Program and the Executive Leadership Academy sponsored by the Council of Independent Colleges. Carey has published three books, which have focused on the intersection of philosophy, parenting, and family life. He is also a contributor to Huffington Post.

"I am honored to have been named to City & State's Westchester Power 100 list,” Carey said. “Iona College is a learning community bound by a concern for others and the world. I look forward to Iona and Westchester County working together to enrich both our communities.”

City & State is a multimedia news organization, which created the Power 100 list to recognize local leaders of significant influence, both those with a role in government and those who serve in other public positions. The list represents a diverse range of industries and sectors, including large corporations, higher education institutions and non-profit organizations.

A special magazine issue featuring Westchester's Power 100 was released on October 14. There was also a reception in Rye, N.Y. on October 17, which celebrated leaders from advocacy, academia, media, business and beyond.

Founded in 1940, Iona College is a master's-granting private, Catholic, coeducational institution of learning in the tradition of the Edmund Rice Christian Brothers. Iona's 45-acre campus is just 20 miles north of Midtown Manhattan. With a total enrollment of nearly 4,000 students and an alumni base of over 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’s LaPenta School of Business is accredited by AACSB International, a prestigious recognition awarded to just five percent of business schools worldwide. The Princeton Review recognized Iona’s on-campus MBA program as a “Best Business School for 2020.” Iona College also recently launched a new, fully online MBA program for even greater flexibility.