Meet President Kathleen A. Rinehart, J.D.

A year ago, Kathleen A. Rinehart, J.D., joined the Cardinal Stritch University community as interim president, continuing the good and faithful work of generations of leaders who came before her. Since then she has immersed herself in the life and mission of the University and received an official appointment as president in January. Her days are filled with the purposeful work of guiding Stritch into new frontiers while maintaining the foundation of values that makes the University beloved and authentic to its roots.
While her official inauguration celebration is planned for fall to coincide with the feast day of St. Francis of Assisi and honor the heritage of the University’s founders, the Sisters of St. Francis of Assisi, this digital issue of Stritch Magazine offers readers a chance to begin to get to know a little about Stritch’s 9th president.
* Revisit the official announcements of her appointment as:
- Interim president (September 2017)
- President (January 2018)
* Read a biography about her work leading up to her role at Stritch. 
* Browse a photo gallery to see highlights from Rinehart’s first year on campus. 

* Join the Stritch community in a prayer chosen by the Sisters of St. Francis of Assisi to help guide Rinehart’s presidency. 

* Allow her to introduce a few of the highlights of this issue of the magazine with a personal letter to readers.