About President Kathleen A. Rinehart, J.D.

Kathleen Rinehart serves as the 9th president of Cardinal Stritch University in Milwaukee. Prior to her appointment, she served as general counsel and secretary of the Corporation for Saint Xavier University in Chicago, and in an Of Counsel role at Franczek Radelet in Chicago. President Rinehart also serves as a consultant, facilitator and conflict coach for colleges and universities across the country, assisting them with the implementation of supervisory best practices and communication tools to effectively manage departmental and other campus conflict.
President Rinehart is a featured speaker on higher education and dispute resolution issues at numerous local, regional and national seminars. She served on the board of directors for the National Association of College and University Attorneys (NACUA). Prior to her legal career, President Rinehart was an educator and master teacher at New Trier High School in Winnetka, Illinois, and served as the law clerk to Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice (Ret.), Janine P. Geske. President Rinehart received her bachelor's degree, Juris Doctor and a master’s degree in dispute resolution from Marquette University, and a Master of Arts in Teaching – History from the University of Chicago.